Public Hearings: Tenure-Track Professorship

Cognitive Neuroscience of brain-microbiome interaction

08.01.2021 & 11.01.2021



The position is at the Vienna Cognitive Science Hub, the Faculty of Psychology and the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science of the University of Vienna.

The candidate for the tenure track position should have a strong focus on the translational and integrative potential of human cognitive neuroscience, at the interface of (social) brain, cognition, their disorders, and the microbiome. Research should be building upon a strong conceptual frame- work and interdisciplinarity. The methodological approach should focus on the interplay between neuro-cognitive processes and neural codes, and their relation to biological regulation systems driven by the microbiome, in humans.

Thematically, the focus should be on basic mechanistic research in the domains of (social) emotion and cognition, as well as their disorders, preferentially but not necessarily on topics such as social interaction, affiliation, or learning and memory.

While basic in nature, the research should hold potential to advance the translational under- standing of mental and cognitive disorders, such as depression and autism, or of aging- related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, or Frontotemporal Dementia, respectively.

The position provides excellent opportunities to strengthen cross-institutional collaborative initiatives within the domain of neuroscience and microbiome research.


Public Hearings

Public Hearings will take place on 8. and 11. January, 2021 online on Zoom: Public Hearings


Technical Note

Due to technical limitations, the Zoom meeting will be closed between candidates.



Timetable Friday, 08.01.2021

  • Friday, 08.01.2021: Link Public Hearing
  • Friday, 08.01.2021 09:00 - 10:10: Kathrin Cohen Kadosh, University of Surrey
  • Friday, 08.01.2021 11:00 - 12:10: Carina Carbia, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland
  • Friday, 08.01.2021 09:00 - 10:00: Katerina Johnson, University of Oxford

Timetable Monday, 11.01.2021

  • Monday, 11.01.2021: Link Public Hearing
  • Monday, 11.01.2021 09:00 - 10:10: Isabella Wagner, Universität Wien
  • Monday, 11.01.2021 11:00 - 12:10: Veronica Witte, Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig


Meeting ID and Passcode:
Meeting ID: 925 2393 4981
Passcode: 3TrNWz