Open Positions at Neuroethology of Communication Lab

Postdoctoral position in comparative social neuroscience

The Neuroethology of Communication Lab is looking for postdoctoral candidates with excellent scientific writing skills and a PhD in ethology, cognitive neuroscience or a related discipline, who are interested to explore the neural bases of vocal communication and language in multiple species. The lab is hosted by the Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, a world-leading centre of ethological and brain imaging research in dogs — a joyful, supportive and stimulating research environment. Position is for 1 year, with possible prolongation. Start date and organization of work are flexible, salary is negotiable. Position is open until filled.

What we expect from you: The ideal candidate has a PhD in behavioural sciences, cognitive (neuro)science, psychology, biology, psycholinguistics or a related discipline. A strong background in EEG research or in dog/pig ethology is a great advantage. The applicant must have excellent, demonstrated scientific writing skills. The applicant should also be dedicated to strive for scientific excellence, and able to work independently, but also to cooperate in a multidisciplinary team.

The postdoctoral project: Dependent on your expertise/interest, your postdoctoral research project will focus on neuroscientific and/or behavioural investigations of social, vocal and/or verbal processing capacities of humans, dogs and/or pigs in a comparative ethological framework. While you will be expected to provide support to colleagues in experimental design, data collection and analysis, your primary responsibility will be to prepare manuscripts (both from newly and from previously collected data). We can offer great flexibility in how you organize your work. Part-time work is also possible.

Position and salary: The position is originally for 1 year, but a prolongation is possible. Start date is flexible but expected to be soon. Salary is negotiable, and will be higher than the standard Hungarian postdoctoral salaries. Information on the cost of living in Budapest is here.

How to apply: Please send your CV, a motivation letter and contact information of one reference to Attila Andics (attila.andics@ttk.elte.hu). Feel free to ask for additional information if needed. The position is open until filled.