PhD position at TU Berlin (Cognitive Modeling)

Research Assist­ant – salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

The aim of the pro­ject is to model the men­tal pro­cesses involved in spa­tial inter­ac­tion with a tech­nical sys­tem. Part of the pro­ject is the close cooper­a­tion with the EEG Lab of Prof. Klaus Gramann and the integ­ra­tion with a tech­nical device sim­u­la­tion. We offer a young, inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research group cov­er­ing basic and applied research as well as link­ing cog­nit­ive and engin­eer­ing sci­ences.

Work­ing field:

Devel­op­ment of a cog­nit­ive mod­el­ling approach of spa­tial pro­cesses within the cog­nit­ive archi­tec­ture ACT-R; plan­ning of stud­ies; mer­ging of model approaches with per­form­ance data and neuro­biol. res­ults; coordin­a­tion between engin­eer­ing and neuro­cog­nit­ive approaches. PhD thesis pre­par­a­tion is pos­sible.


  • suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in Cog­nit­ive Sci­ence, Human Factors, Psy­cho­logy, Com­puter Sci­ence
  • prior exper­i­ence of inter­dis­cip­lin­ary work is required
  • exper­i­ence in data eval­u­ation
  • basic know­ledge in cog­nit­ive sci­ence
  • some basic pro­gram­ming
  • we are look­ing for a per­son with solu­tion-ori­ented think­ing, good com­mu­nic­a­tion skills, someone with team spirit and the abiliy of work­ing in a self-organ­ized way
  • basic know­ledge of spa­tial cog­ni­tion and exper­i­ence in car­ry­ing out exper­i­ments
  • first exper­i­ences with cog­nit­ive mod­el­ling
  • neuro­bi­o­lo­gical know­ledge and pre­vi­ous exper­i­ence with the method EEG
  • good Eng­lish lan­guage skills

More inform­a­tion on the job can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Nele Rußwinkel (

How to ap­ply:

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin – Der Präsid­ent – Fakultät V, Institut für Psychologie und Arbeitswissenschaft, FG Kognitive Modellierung in dynamischen Mensch-Maschine-Systemen, Prof. Dr. Rußwinkel, Sekr. MAR 3-2, Marchstr. 23, 10587 Berlin or by e-mail to

To ensure equal oppor­tu­nit­ies bet­ween women and men, app­li­ca­ti­ons by women with the requi­red qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons are expli­citly desi­red.
Qua­li­fied indi­vi­du­als with disa­bi­li­ties will be favo­red. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­gi­nal docu­ments will not be retur­ned.

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