Postdoctoral Researcher: Pain perception- Leipzig, Germany

Vacancy Reference Number
PD 16/19
Closing Date
30 Nov 2019
Remuneration is based on the pay scale of the Max Planck Society.
Leipzig, Germany
2 years, with a possible extension.

The Max Planck Research Group Pain perception (led by Dr Falk Eippert) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, Germany, invites applications for a Postdoctoral researcher. 

Our research group seeks to understand how the multifaceted experience of pain is constructed from the interaction of external noxious input and internal expectations and predictions about pain.

This work involves the use of high-resolution fMRI (as well as EEG and MEG) in combination with computational models of learning and perception at all levels of the central nervous system, with a special focus on the spinal cord. The position is funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Key requirements

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent degree) in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science or a related discipline and an outstanding academic track record.

They are expected to demonstrate that they possess a high degree of initiative and motivation, are able to work both independently and in a collaborative environment and have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in all aspects of conducting neuroimaging experiments and will have a strong foundation in data analysis and programming (e.g. in Matlab, R, Python).

A distinct advantage would be experience in computational modelling and machine learning methods.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Contact Details

For further information, please contact Falk Eippert ( or visit our website (