PhD Position in Brain Computer Interface in Germany

Open PhD Position:
BCI for monitoring cognitive and emotional driver states

University of Oldenburg, Germany. TV-L E13/2. Duration 3 yrs. Start date: June 1st 2013.

The PhD-position in the project “Car that Cares” is embedded in the newly funded “Interdisciplinary Research Center for Socio-Technical Systems”. The PHD-project aims at real time assessment of cognitive and emotional states with combined NIRS and EEG measurements during realistic car driving situations. The recordings will be taken in an elaborate driving simulator. The position offers an excellent interdisciplinary working environment with psychologists, computer scientists and engineers. More information on the research in the lab can be found at:

Duties of the candidate:

To design driving situations in a driving simulator
To carry out and analyze physiological recordings during driving in the simulator
To develop methods for online assessment of the cognitive state of drivers from brain activation measurements
To prepare scientific manuscripts on his/her research

Desired experience of the candidate:

Academic Master’s or comparable university degree and strong experimental and quantitative skills
Prior experience in one or more of the fields of non-invasive human neurophysiology, statistical learning, or brain-machine-interfacing would be helpful.


Applications should include a short statement of interest, the applicant’s current CV, certificates, references, and, if applicable, publications. Applications for this position should be sent under identification ‘CTC’. The University of Oldenburg aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Electronic (preferred):
Professor Dr. Jochem Rieger:

Margrit Jung
Dept. of Applied Neurocognitive Psychology
Department of Psychology
Oldenburg University
26111 Oldenburg

Application deadline is May 20th 2013


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