Job Openings

Research Associate/Postdoc (all genders)

Ref. No. 836

The position has a fixed-term contract for 3 years and is to begin as soon as possible.

The position will remain open until filled.


  • Development, training and analysis of computational models of vision, including deep learning models, for performing tasks based on images and physical simulations
  • Assisting in setting up and maintaining computational infrastructure for running the computational pipeline
  • Communication of scientific results in the form of documentation, reports, presentations and research articles


  • Doctoral degree in cognitive science, computer science, psychology, or related fields
  • familiarity with Python, MATLAB or similar programming languages,
  • proficient in English,
  • excellent communication, analytic and software skills,
  • organizational skills, highly motivated, team-player


  • previous experience using computational models of vision to study perceptual decisions
  • previous experience using deep neural networks to study human visual processing
  • familiarity with the emerging field of “neuroAI”, as evidenced by conference attendance, publications, etc.

The position is funded through a European Research Council Consolidator Grant “SEGMENT” awarded to Prof. Thomas Wallis. The goal of the grant is to investigate how humans learn to understand 3D scenes, using a novel and interdisciplinary combination of skills and technologies. The tasks include scientific services in research and project supervision that specifically relate to the implementation of SEGMENT. Within the scope of the assigned tasks, the opportunity for independent scientific work is offered, which serves the own scientific qualification.

Opportunity for further qualification (habilitation) is given.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Please send applications including CV, letter of motivation, certificates and transcripts, and contact details for two people who can provide a letter of reference upon request, to the dean of the Department of Human Sciences of the Technical University of Darmstadt, Alexanderstraße 10, 64283 Darmstadt (perferably by email in a single PDF document to, please use the code number below in the header). Informal inquiries can be addressed to Prof. Thomas Wallis, PhD (

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