Post-doc position at Salzburg University focusing on neural foundations and every day correlates of healthy and disordered eating behavior

Post-doc position at Salzburg University focusing on neural foundations and every day correlates of healthy and disordered eating behavior


How do emotions modulate when and what we eat? What are the neurocognitive dimensions underlying eating and weight disorders? How could laboratory tasks inform the mHealth-based weight reduction interventions of the future?

These are the questions we ask in our group. We approach these challenges with experimental, neurocognitive (predominantly EEG, eye-tracking, behavioral) and ambulatory (EMA) methods and in populations ranging from healthy to eating and weight disordered groups. We are funded by a starting grant of the European Research Council (NewEat: 639445). We are supported by an excellent research infrastructure at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Department of Psychology, featuring several EEG laboratories, a research-only fMRI scanner, a MEG center, several eye-trackers and brain stimulation devices. We are a well-connected, dynamic work group, hoping to provide a vibrant and motivating scientific environment as well as good work-life balance. Salzburg is located at the rim of the Alps and offers a rich cultural life as well as plenty of outdoors recreational opportunities.

We now offer a 2.5-year full-time Post-doc position, starting early 2018 (negotiable). Candidates should have a background in Psychology, cognitive Neuroscience or related disciplines and should be interested in eating behavior and eating disorders. Methodologically, successful candidates will have one of two profiles. Candidates with a neurocognitive profile will have experience in one or several of the following methods: EEG, functional imaging, MEG, brain stimulation. Candidates with an EMA profile will have experiences in ecological momentary assessment, ecological momentary interventions, or internet therapy. For either profile, experiences in data modeling (e.g. hierarchical linear modeling) as well as programming knowledge in Matlab, R or other languages is advantageous.

A good command of English is necessary; knowledge of German is advantageous but optional. Paid teaching is possible on an optional basis. We aim for an equal representation of female students so women are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a motivation letter, CV, publication list, name of two reference persons and two representative publications to (in English). Informal enquiries can be made to the same email address. Application deadline is December, 20th 2017.

Laboratory website:

Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience:

  • Firma
    • Universität Salzburg
    • 5020 Salzburg
    • Hellbrunner Strasse 32
    • Österreich
  • Arbeitsort
    • 5020 Salzburg
    • Österreich
  • Ansprechpartner
    • Herr Dr. Jens Blechert
    • Tel: 4366280445156
  • Vertragsbeginn
    • 15.02.2018
  • Vertragsende
    • 15.08.2020
  • Arbeitszeit
    • Vollzeit

Ihr Suchergebnis leitet Sie auf die Website