2 positions, Horstmann & Deserno,
Neurocognitive mechanisms in obesity and binge eating disorder from adolescence to adulthood
The goal of this project is the development of detailed models of brain function with respect to cognitive control mechanisms and their alterations in adolescent and adult obesity and binge eating disorder using behavioral and neurobiological measures. This work will combine structural and in particular task-based functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a strong emphasis on analyzing these data by methods of computational modeling. These methods mainly focus on generative models of learning and decision-making for so-called ?model-based? fMRI but could also be extended towards modeling of neuronal dynamics.
The positions will be embedded in the O-Brain Lab (www.o-brain-project.de) in cooperation with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Leipzig. Research will be conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, an internationally leading centre for cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging. The research team offers a multidisciplinary and international environment with excellent research facilities and infrastructure including a 7T and several 3T MRI scanners.
The positions are available for up to 2.5 years, prospectively starting in 11/2017, depending on release of funds. Salary is based on the German public service regulations (E13, TV-L, 50%). The call will remain open until 14.08.2017. For more details, please find the see the announcement.
Dr. Lorenz Deserno
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Department of Neurology
Tel.: +49 – (0)341 – 9940 2410
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
University of Leipzig