Technician, Centre for Early Childhood Cognition Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen

16. september 2023

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  • Udsendt dato
    16. september 2023
  • Udløbsdato
    26. september 2023
  • Karriereniveau
    Alm. fastansættelse

Job beskrivelse

The Centre for Early Childhood Cognition at the University of Copenhagen, directed by Professor Victoria Southgate, is hiring a technician to provide support with programming and development of data analysis tools. The expected starting date is October 1 2023. The position is available for two years.

Primary responsibilities for this position will include (1) supporting programming needs in the lab (2) developing data analysis tools and pipelines for complex data sets; (3) implementing technical solutions to research problems; (4) maintaining day-to-day technical operations of the lab

Essential qualifications:

  • MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience or a related area (or equivalent research experience);
  • High proficiency in Matlab, and experience programming behavioural experiments in Matlab with e.g. Psychtoolbox;
  • Experience of independently creating new Matlab scripts to analyze complex datasets;
  • Knowledge of a range of techniques relevant to cognitive neuroscience;
  • Knowledge of and experience with EEG, fNIRS and eye-tracking;
  • Knowledge of and experience with signal processing;
  • Experience working in research environments;
  • Experience using appropriate statistics to analyze cognitive neuroscience data.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A demonstrated interest in early cognitive development
  • Previous experience supporting the testing of young participants

The candidate should have excellent collaborative skills, and a willingness to provide technical and programming support for other lab members. The candidate should have excellent time-management skills, be able to work independently and on different tasks in parallel, be highly organized and be motivated by the lab’s goal of doing cutting-edge research in early cognitive development.

The Centre for Early Childhood Cognition is an international research environment. Danish language is not a requirement.

Salary and conditions of employment

Employment will be for 2 years (01-10-23 to 30-09-25) and in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) placed as an academic officer. Salary can be negotiatet according to qualifications.

Working hours are 7,4 hours per week (one day per week).


The application shall be submitted in English and include a CV highlighting relevant experience and how you fulfill the job requirements, as well as a copy of relevant qualifications.

Please note that applications will be assessed based on these mandatory enclosures. Applicants cannot expect any additional documentation to be taken into account in the assessment.

Application procedure

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

For further information, please contact Professor Victoria Southgate, email: [email protected]

The deadline for applications including enclosures is September 26 (at midnight 23:59 Danish Time)

Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online. Press “Apply now” and fill in the application form.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than, one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that the documents are scanned and collected in one file.

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

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