1 PostDoc (m/w/d)

The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE) is a member of the Leibniz Association. The institute’s mission is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the field of nutrition and health, with the aim of understanding the molecular basis of nutrition-dependent diseases, and of developing new strategies for treatment and prevention.

We invite applications for the Department of Decision Neuroscience and Nutrition (DNN), formed as part of a joint appointment with the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, for

1 PostDoc (m/f/d)

starting on as soon as possible.

The general aim of the department is to understand the complex mechanisms of human decision making. We investigate different strategies that modulate diverse decisions. These strategies and underlying mechanisms will be investigated in healthy and clinical populations. This highly interdisciplinary research requires a systematic combination of neural, (fMRI, EEG, NIRS), physiological (SCR, HR, Eye movements) and metabolic data (i.e. hormones).



  • Carry out research projects focusing on the emergence of consumer choices and factors influencing those choices (e.g. sustainability)
  • Planning and implementation of research projects and analysis of multimodal data (neuronal, physiological, metabolic and behavioral data) using current and innovative methods (e.g. behavioral modelling, MVPA)
  • Presentation of research results (in scientific journals, colloquia and conferences) 


Requirements and Skills

  • Excellent master and doctoral degree in psychology, cognitive science, biology, computer science, medicine or an equivalent discipline
  • Relevant research experience or interest in the field of “Decision Neuroscience” or Neuroeconomics is highly welcome, but not mandatory
  • Knowledge of neuroscientific methods (fMRI, EEG, MEG or NIRS) and/or in psychophysics would be of great advantage
  • Programming skills in Matlab or python and experience in advanced statistical analyses (e.g. machine learning)
  • Knowledge of behavioral modeling would be of great advantage
  • High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration in a versatile international research environment 


We offer:

  • A dynamic and interactive scientific environment within a highly interdisciplinary team as well as excellent technical possibilities
  • Salary will be paid in accordance with TV-L, level 13

The advertised position is available for 3 years.

We look forward to welcoming a team player with high problem-solving skills, excellent achievements and a high level of commitment.



Please send your documents (cover letter explaining your motivation, CV, copies of degrees/certificates and references) with reference nr. 2022_W09_H as a single pdf-file before June 3rd, 2022

via e-mail to jobs@dife.de.