PhD opportunity at the Department of Systems Neuroscience in Hamburg in “Fear generalization”

The Laboratory of Christian Büchel at the Department for Systems Neuroscience Hamburg University is currently screening for a PhD fellowship focused on the interplay of stress and fear generalization, building upon previous work from the lab ( The focus of this positions is on the investigation of how stress can influence fear generalization, employing state-of-the-art neuroimaging including fMRI and EEG in combination with computational modeling.

Potential applicants will have a master or Diploma in Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Psychology, Computer Science, Physics, Statistics or a related field. Mathematical and programming skills are essential. Experience in experimental design, analysis of fMRI data is a plus. Duties will also include manuscript preparation, presentation of findings at conferences and management of student research assistants. Laboratory and Department resources include a research-dedicated 3T Siemens PRISMA MR scanner, concurrent fMRI/EEG setup and an on-site physics group. This PhD position will be part of the Department’s graduate school “neurodapt”. Official lab language is English for all meetings.

If you are interested, please send a curriculum vitae, a statement describing research interests and relevant background and the name of three references to:

Christian Büchel

Department of Systems Neuroscience, University Medical Center, Hamburg-Eppendorf,