Home / Jobs / Denmark / Postdoc Positions /
Postdoc or Researcher in Position UCPH University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Postdoc position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience – UCPH, Denmark, 2022


The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in the Centre for Early Childhood Cognition, to be filled by 1st of June 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Save 0

Scroll Down for Content

General Info

Position: Postdoctoral position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: June 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 35.000 DKK/Month

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark


Scroll Down for Content

Qualification Details

The candidate must have obtained a PhD degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience or a related discipline. The preferred candidate will have excellent theoretical knowledge of the field of early cognition, in particular the current state of research and theory on curiosity and active learning. The ideal candidate would have experience with conducting experiments with infants, using both behavioural and neuroimaging methods, including eye tracking and EEG, and good data analysis skills. Knowledge of programming in Matlab and R would be an advantage.

The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, and, in particular, be comfortable interacting with infants and their parents. We expect the candidate to have good collaborative skills, as well as skills in the realm of verbal and written communication, as evidenced by a promising publication record. The candidate must have an international outlook, be able to work independently and proactively, and be committed to open and reproducible science. Spoken Danish is not a requirement.

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2019: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/dokumenter/Ministerial_Order_no._1443_of_11_December_2019_on_Job_Structure_for_Academic_Staff_at_Universities.pdf

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate will work as part of a DFF-funded project entitled “What motivates infant learning”, under the supervision of PI Katarina Begus. The longitudinal project will investigate the neural, behavioural, and social aspects of the development of curiosity. The successful candidate will take responsibility for designing, implementing and leading investigations involving EEG, eyetracking, and behavioural measures. There will be scope for the candidate to influence the direction of the project, depending on their own interests.

It is expected that the successful candidate will work collaboratively with other members of the lab, and to support one another. The successful candidate will be expected to disseminate the output of the project by attending international conferences and writing manuscripts, and contribute to daily lab-life, including taking part in reading groups and theoretical discussion. It is also expected that the successful candidate be willing to mentor younger members of the lab, including PhD students, interns, and student volunteers. Finally, depending on teaching needs of the department, the postdoc may be requested to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate students (up to 20% of the time).

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 211-1037/22-2I #1

Application Procedure

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures:

  • Application letter/cover letter, including details of how the project’s research focus fits with the candidate’s interests, background, and future plans (max 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail).
  • Documentation of qualifications (PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 35.000 (EUR 4.701) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please read more here: https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/pension/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here : http://ism.ku.dkhttp://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

Scroll Down for Content

Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact Katarina Begus, e-mail: [email protected]

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR officer, e-mail: [email protected].

Advertisement Details:

Other Vacancies from this field

Scroll Down for Content