Psychologist / Scientist (f/m/d) - 303 E/2021

To strengthen our team in the Translational Neurodegeneration Section "Albrecht Kossel" at the Dept. of Neurology, we are looking for a Psychologist / Scientist (f/m/d) to start as soon as possible, in full or part-time employment, temporary and remunerated according to TV-L.

Requisition No. 303 E/2021
Deadline: open

(subject to third-party funding)

The focus of Prof. Prudlo's research group at the DZNE Rostock site is the investigation of cognition and behavioral disturbances of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementias (FTD) by means of neuropsychological testing procedures or questionnaires and multimodal MR tomography or FDG-PET examinations. Comprehensive longitudinal data sets of ALS patients with and without frontotemporal dementia (FTD) including "wet biomarkers" and autopsy data have been and will be prospectively collected. Based on this we aim to correlate function with structure in ALS and FTD (for details see

Our requirements

The research focus of this position is on the correlation of function and structure, the study of the interaction effect of motor function and cognition with the hypothesis of reciprocal disease-modifying influence with the overall goal of finding potentially modulable resilience factors.

Your tasks (selection)

  • Implementation and evaluation of neuropsychological testing of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and/or frontotemporal lobe degeneration (FTLD)
  • Establishment and further development of differentiated neuropsychological test batteries and their adaptation to the motor disability of ALS/FTLD patients
  • Evaluation and correlation of MRI/PET data sets
  • Correlation of pre/post-mortem clinical and paraclinical (bio)markers
  • Working in a team of physicians, neuropsychologists, computer scientists, and social scientists

We desire

  • A degree in psychology/Master of Science (psychology)
  • Experience in the field of neuropsychology and/or neuroscience, gerontopsychology, social psychology
  • Practical experience in administering neuropsychological testing in clinical, diagnostic, or therapeutic settings
  • Practical experience with multimodal imaging evaluation
  • Good knowledge of statistical procedures
  • Proof of immunity against COVID-19 according to § 20a Abs. 3 IfSG
  • English language skills are required

We offer you

  • An interesting and challenging job in a research institution working on future topics in the field of health research in a scientific and at the same time strongly international environment.
  • Spatial, technical and personnel conditions for innovative research with state-of-the-art techniques in a motivated and team-oriented research group that is very well networked with local, national and international working groups
  • The opportunity to actively contribute to the work of the group and to participate in further education, scientific congresses and post-doctoral studies is given and explicitly supported.
  • Company health management
  • Company pension scheme in the VBL
  • Company discounts in Rostock fitness studios, at selected events as well as at selected pharmacies
  • Access to university sports

Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of publications, high school diploma, academic transcripts, employment references, letters of recommendation, proof of qualifications (expertise, etc.)) by e-mail, please only in PDF format as one file, quoting the above job advertisement number to


or alternatively to the Rostock University Medical Center, Human Resources Division, Postfach 10 08 88, 18055 Rostock. (Please take into account that we do not return application documents).

Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in filling the position within the framework of the applicable legal provisions if they are equally qualified.

Costs incurred in connection with the application cannot be covered.