Gerhard Jocham

Short CV

since 2018
Professor for Biologica Psychology of Decision Making, Institute of Experimental Psychology.
Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

2015
Habilitation, venia legendi (licence to teach) in Psychology.
Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg

2013-2018
Head of independent research group „Cognitive Neuroscience“ at the Center
for Behavioral Brain Sciences (CBBS).
Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg

2010-2013
Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr Tim Behrens, FMRIB Centre,
University of Oxford

2007-2010
Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof Markus Ullsperger,
Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne

2002-2007
PhD student with Prof JP Huston, Institute of Physiological Psychology I, 
Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

2005 (September-October)
Guest scientist at the Primate Center
University of Brasília, Brazil

1996-2002
Student of Psychology (Diplom)
University of Konstanz and the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf


Funding & Awards

2018
German Research Council (DFG): Heisenberg-Professorship. DFG JO 787/7-1

2018-2021
German Research Council (DFG): „Neurochemical control of patch-leaving decisions via modulation of network dynamics“ DFG JO 787/6-1.

2017
European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant: "Decision making: from neurochemical mechanisms to network dynamics to behaviour.“
€ 1 900 000

2017 - 2020
Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences (CBBS) NeuroNetwork (joint PI with Martin Riemer): „Resolving complex decisions via planning and assoviative value generalisation.“
€ 142 700

2017 - 2018
German Research Council (DFG, joint PI with Lars Schwabe, Hamburg): „Decision making under stress: which brain system guides choice?” DFG SCHW 1357/16-1.
€ 121 072

2016 - 2019
German Research Council (DFG): „Cortical mechanisms for sequential choice”. DFG JO 787/5-1.
€ 261 666

2016 - 2019
Collaborative Research Centre, SFB 779 “Neurobiology of motivated behaviour“, subproject B16N (joint PI with Dr Max Happel): “Value computations in sensory cortical areas: network mechanisms and neuromodulation“. DFG, INST 272/250.
€ 434 800

2013 - 2019
Center for Behavioral Brain Science (CBBS), 
German Federal State Saxony-Anhalt and Europeen Regional Development Fund: Research Group „Cognitive Neuroscience“.
€ 1 068 200

2010 - 2012
Marie Curie Fellowship of the Europeen Commission, FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF: „Neurobiology of reward- and punishment-based decision making“. Declined in order to take up position in Oxford
€ 160 000

2008 - 2010
German Research Council (DFG): Dopaminergic modulation of performance monitoring“. DFG, JO 787-1/1.
€ 200 288

2007 - 2008
Postdoctoral scholarship of the Max Planck Society

2004 - 2006
PhD student scholarship of the graduate school 320 „Pathological processes of the nervous system: From gene to behaviour“ (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, funded by DFG)

2012
COSYNE (Computational and Systems Neuroscience) 
Salt Lake City, USA Travel award, $ 500