Doctoral Position in Computer Science
University of Tubingen Department of Computer Science

Doctoral-Position (m/f/d, E13 TV-L; 65%)

Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science

Application deadline : 20.01.2021

The Department of Computer Science at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen invites applications for a position in the DFG Collaborative Research Center 'Robust Vision' (main supervisor: Prof. Volker Franz; in collaboration with Prof. Ulrike von Luxburg, Prof. Peter Dayan, Prof. Felix Wichmann):

1 Doctoral-Position (m/f/d, E13 TV-L; 65%)

The position is available immediately (but start date is negotiable), the contract is initially for three years, and remunerated according to the German salary scale 13 TV-L.

Our interdisciplinary research programme provides exciting and interdisciplinary research opportunities for research on human vision, research methodology and statistical learning. We use a variety of research tools (psychophysics, high-precision motion tracking, eye-tracking, EEG, fMRI) and have a special focus on research-methodology. Successful applicants will work in the interdisciplinary collaborative research center 'Robust vision' ( and will therefore benefit from a stimulating scientific environment.

To give you an idea of the overall themes in which the project is embedded, here a list of representative recent publications:

Meyen, S, Zerweck, IA, Amado, C, von Luxburg, U, & Franz, VH (2020). The unconscious priming fallacy: When can scientists truly claim an indirect task advantage? (preprint at arXiv: ).

Zhao S, Chait M, Dick F, Dayan P, Furukawa S, Liao H-I (2019). Pupil-linked phasic arousal evoked by violation but not emergence of regularity within rapid sound sequences. Nature Communications, 10:4030, 1-10. 

Franz VH, von Luxburg U (2015). No evidence for unconscious lie detection: A significant difference does not imply accurate classification. Psychological Science, 26(10), 1646–1648. 

Wichmann FA, Drewes J, Rosas P, Gegenfurtner, KR (2010). Animal detection in natural scenes: Critical features revisited. Journal of Vision, 10. 

Applicants must hold a MSc-degree (or equivalent) in cognitive sciences, psychology, computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology or similar fields. We expect knowledge and interests in experimental psychology, cognitive neurosciences, and programming skills (e.g. Matlab / Python / R / C/C++).

Tübingen is a beautiful, small University-town with one of the famous old Universities of Europe ( It has a strong and lively research community committed to the Neurosciences and Cognitive Science. Tübingen is a cultural center and right at the beautiful Swabian Alb which allows for plenty of outdoor activities. It is also very close to the large cultural center of Stuttgart.

Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply.

For your application, please send the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Copies of all university and  school certificates (starting with matriculation-relevant school certificate)
  • Copy of your passport (for non-German applicants) 
  • Short sketch of your research interests (1 page max)
  • Letters of recommendation and/or contact details of referees.

Please address your application by Email (as one single PDF-file) to: ec-sekretariatspam Deadline for application is Jan, 20th, 2021. 

Formal employment procedures will be carried out by the University’s Central Administration. If you have any questions please contact us by email ec-sekretariatspam  

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