2 PhD positions on mobile ear EEG

The Emmy Noether Research Group 'Neurophysiology of Everyday Life' in the Department of Psychology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Oldenburg, is seeking to fill two positions as

a PhD student (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in)
(E 13 TV-L 65% for 3 years, starting spring/early summer 2019).

The positions will be part of the project: Transparent EEG for Monitoring Noise Perception in Everyday life (TEMPEL). In this project, we will study noise perception in everyday life using mobile ear-centered electroencephalography (EEG) with a focus on signal properties and signal quality of long-term beyond-the-lab EEG recordings. The PhD candidates will work on one of two projects:

  1. The sensor-source relationship of ear-EEG recordings. Combining ear-EEG, high-density EEG and (f)MRI you will investigate to which neural sources ear-EEG is sensitive.
  2. The signal quality of long-term ear-EEG recordings. You will investigate how artifacts affect the signal quality of everyday life recordings. You will develop methods to predict, prevent and reduce artifacts.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with an academic university degree (master or equivalent) in the field of psychology, biology, (cognitive) neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering or related disciplines. You should have a strong interest in signal processing. Experience in EEG/MEG source modeling and mobile EEG recordings are a plus. Fluency in oral and written English is expected.

The University of Oldenburg offers cutting-edge infrastructure for neuroscience research, and an international, friendly environment with researchers and students with diverse backgrounds. The research group is tightly integrated in the Department of Psychology and associated with the Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to ยง 21 Section 3 NHG, female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification. Full-time positions can be also turned into part-time ones.

Please send your application including cover letter with indication of your preferred project, CV, a list of publications (if applicable) and copies of academic certificates in one pdf file to Dr. Martin Bleichner (martin.bleichner@uol.de). Dr. Bleichner can be contacted for further questions regarding the position. The application deadline is March 17th, 2019.