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Research Associate § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties primarily include teaching and research. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

The applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the labs research on stress, emotion and cognitive functions. He/she should plan, organize, conduct and analyze research projects independently and publish the findings of these projects in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The applicant is further expected to prepare a proposal for third party funding. The position involves teaching of 3h/wk.


Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field plus doctorate.

Further requirements:

  • excellent knowledge in the fields of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • excellent English communication skills
  • excellent methodological and statistical skills
  • experience in scientific publishing; documented by at least one publication as first author in a peer-reviewed scientific journal
  • expertise in at least two cognitive-neuroscientific methods (e.g. fMRI, EEG, Psychophysiology, cognitive modelling)
  • reliability and ability to work in a team
  • programming skills (in particular in MATLAB or Phython) are expected

We offer

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Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
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Continuing education opportunities
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University pensions
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Attractive location
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Flexible working hours
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Work-life balance opportunities
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Health management

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Educational leave

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30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As men are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage men to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable male applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.


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