Hamburg, Germany
Date Posted
4 Aug 2024

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PhD Project
Dep. of Systems Neuroscience, Universitiy Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany)

PhD position in the Fear, Anxiety and Stress group

Hamburg, Germany
4 Aug 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

A DFG-funded PhD position (up to 3 yrs, TVL-13 65%) is available at the Department of Systems Neuroscience / University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. Starting date is 1. of October (earlier and later is possible). If you have not recieved your degree yet but will graduate during the next couple of month, please do not hesitate to apply.

The fear, anxiety and stress group is looking for a PhD candidate to work on projects on return of fear using fMRI and psychophysiological measures. For more information on the project please contact Tina Lonsdorf (see below).

The research group is integrated in the Collaborative Research Center (SFB TRR 58 “Fear, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders”) which brings together human, rodent and molecular researchers on fear, anxiety and anxiety disorders from three German universities (Hamburg, Münster, Würzburg). More information about the group can be found here

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing fMRI and behavioral data, writing scientific papers and giving scientific presentations.

The ideal candidate should have a Diploma/Master in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field (applications from biotechnologists, physicists as well as biochemists can unfortunately not be considered). Experience with programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Presentation), statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS, R) and acquisition/analysis of fMRI (e.g. SPM) and psychophysiological measures are highly desired but not mandatory. Strong interests in the field of neuroimaging and (experimental) fear/anxiety research are valuable.

The Department of Systems Neuroscience (head: Prof. Christian Büchel) provides an excellent multi-disciplinary and highly interactive neuroimaging environment with its own physics, psychology and clinical neuroscience groups as well as a research dedicated 3T MR scanner, EEG-, psychophysiology and eye-tracking laboratories. The institute hosts an international graduate school that offers a comprehensive program covering all areas of neuroscience and provides PhD students with an excellent research environment.
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How to Apply

Candidates should submit a CV, names, degrees and contact information of 1-2 references and a brief statement of research interest (AS A SINGLE PDF) by e-mail to Dr. Tina Lonsdorf ( Applications will be considered until the position is filled (as long as the position is on this website, it has not yet been filled). - See more at:

Position Category: Behavioural & Social Sciences and Featured. Position Type: PhD Project.