Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV by e-mail to thier(at)

Please note that bulk applications lacking an obvious relationship to the research interests of the department will be rejected without further notification.

Student Assistant interested in Master's Thesis opportunity

Are you passionate about diving into research on attention in non-human primates (NHPs)? Our research employs a paradigm featuring a state-of-the-art computer model of a rhesus monkey head, developed by our colleagues at the Computational Sensomotorics Lab. Join our team at the Thier Lab as a student assistant and pave the way towards your Master's thesis!

Position: Student assistant (incl. Master's Thesis)

We're looking for a motivated individual eager to delve into a challenging research project on the impact of social cues on attention modulation, gaining hands-on experience with handling and conducting psychophysics studies on NHPs, and data analysis. This position includes transforming your project into a Master's thesis.

If interested, please contact
Prof. Peter Thier at,
Masih Shafiei at

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Master´s Project in Behavioral Social Neuroscience

A Master project is currently available for a highly motivated student.

Further information

Selected publications related to the topic:

Marciniak K, Dicke PW, Thier P. (2015) Monkeys head-gaze following is fast, precise and not fully suppressible. Proc Biol Sci. 282(1816):20151020. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1020.

Siebert R, Taubert N, Spadacenta S, Dicke PW, Giese MA, Thier P. (2020) A naturalistic dynamic monkey head avatar elicits species-typical reactions and overcomes the uncanny valley. eNeuro 7(4):ENEURO.0524-19.2020. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0524-19.2020.

Taubert N, Stettler M, Siebert R, Spadacenta S, Sting L, Dicke P, Thier P, Giese MA. (2021). Shape-invariant encoding of dynamic primate facial expressions in human perception. Elife;10:e61197. doi: 10.7554/eLife.61197.

If interested, please contact
Prof. Martin Giese at or
Prof. Peter Thier at,
both at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research

Leitung Forschungsgruppe
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter ThierTelefon 07071 29-83057thier@uni-tuebingen.deAnschrift

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