Postdoc in Brain Imaging with Focus on Pain and Placebo Research

The University Hospital Essen offers first class medical services in the Ruhr metropolis. Every year, 225.000 patients are treated in 26 clinics, 23 institutes and specialized centers. The over 6.000 employees offer medical care with state-of-the art diagnostics and therapies, which meet highest international standards. Patient care is connected with basic and translational research at an internationally competitive level.

The Division Clinical Neurosciences (Head: Prof. Dr. U. Bingel) of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Essen seeking a

Postdoc in Brain Imaging with Focus on Pain and Placebo Research

(E13 TV-L / fixed-term position)

The Employment is starting in July 2017 and initially for a limited period. An extension might be possible according to the maximum employment duration as given by laws regarding scientific fixed-term contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz).On basis of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz or the Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz the duration of the contract depends on the personal requirements. The pay grade classification depends on the personal and collective legal requirements.

We are seeking a qualified and motivated candidate for a postdoctoral position in brain imaging. You will investigate cognitive modulators of pain and analgesia in health and chronic pain using functional/anatomical magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI/MRI) and pharmacological interventions. We offer excellent research opportunities with 3 T MR and PET-MR at the University Duisburg-Essen and ultra-high-field MR (7T) at the Erwin L. Hahn Institute (ELH).

The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience or related fields and           documented his / her research experience with publications in peer-reviewed journals. Expertise in neuroimaging (fMRI/MRI, PET-MR), a profound knowledge of statistics and proficiency in at least one programming language (Matlab, R, python, etc.) are mandatory. Fluency in English is obligatory. German language skills are preferable.

The applicant is expected to supervise doctoral students. The possibility of habilitation is given.

The University Hospital Essen is an equal opportunity employer. Female scientists are particularly encouraged to apply.

The participation in secondary employment depends on the „Hochschulnebentätigkeitsverordnung“ of North-Rhine Westphalia.

Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification.

The position is also available as part-time employment.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Prof. Dr. Ulrike Bingel (

Applications must include CV, PhD Degree, letter of interest, names and contact information of two references. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until the position is filled.

Please send your application with reference to the tender number 391 to:

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Bingel

Department of Neurology

University Hospital Essen

Hufelandstraße 55

D-45147 Essen



Telephone: +49 201 / 723-2165

  • Firma
    • Department of Neurology
    • University Hospital Essen
    • 45122 Essen
    • Hufelandstraße 55
    • Deutschland
  • Arbeitsort
    • 45122 Essen
    • Nordrhein-Westfalen
    • Deutschland
  • Ansprechpartner
    • Frau Prof. Dr. Ulrike Bingel
    • Tel: 0201/7232165
  • Vertragsbeginn
    • 01.07.2017
  • Arbeitszeit
    • Vollzeit
  • Vergütung
    • TVöD-Tarifgruppe: TV-L E13
  • Arbeitsverhältnis
    • Befristete Festanstellung
  • Tätigkeitsbereiche
    • Lehre/Forschung
      • Biologische Psychologie und Physiologie
      • Klinische Psychologie/Psychotherapie, Gesundheitspsychologie, Neuropsychologie
  • Ausbildungsabschluss
    • Promotion
  • Berufsbezogene Erfahrungen
    • Sprachkenntnisse
      • Englisch

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