[Comp-neuro] PhD-Student or Postdoc position in Computational Neuroscience at the ITB in Berlin

Laurenz Wiskott l.wiskott at biologie.hu-berlin.de
Wed May 17 15:21:24 CEST 2006

Please forward this job advertisement to students who might be interested.
Thanks, Laurenz Wiskott.


	       Open Position for a PhD-Student or Postdoc in
		     Computational Neuroscience at the
		 Institute for Theoretical Biology, Berlin



   Institute for Theoretical Biology
   Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
   Invalidenstraße 43
   D-10115 Berlin, Germany

   The Institute for Theoretical Biology is a young and dynamic lab with
   three full professors, four junior research groups, and about 60
   students and researchers doing interdisciplinary and innovative research
   in different areas of theoretical biology.

 Research group:

   The position is available in the junior research group led by
   Dr. Laurenz Wiskott and is funded by the BMBF through the Bernstein
   Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin.

 Research topics:

   The goal of this project is to build a model of the visual system based
   on the ideas of slow feature analysis with particual emphasis on
   questions of attentional control.  The project is part of a collaboration
   with the experimental group of Dr. Stephan Brandt at the Charité Medical
   School in Berlin.


   There will be some duties as a teaching assistant, e.g. for the basic
   mathematics courses.


   The position will be available September 2006.  A different starting date
   might be negotiable.  The appointment will be for 1+2 years.


   Candidates should have an education in physics, mathematics, computer
   science, electrical engineering or any related field.  Required are
   strong mathematical and programming skills as well as the ability to
   communicate and work well in a team.  Candidates who have not worked in
   the field of computational neuroscience yet are also encouraged to


   Salary will be BAT IIa-O (part time for a PhD student) and will depend
   on age and family status.  BAT is the regular salary scale for public
   employees in Germany.


   Informal inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Laurenz Wiskott
   <l.wiskott at biologie.hu-berlin.de>.


   Complete applications should be sent to Dr. Laurenz Wiskott at the
   address given above. Please send only copies and not original documents,
   since the applications will not be sent back.  You can also send
   applications via email, but please make sure they are complete and in a
   convenient format.

   Handicapped applicants with corresponding qualifications will be
   considered preferentially.  To increase the proportion of female
   scientists, applications of qualified females are especially welcome.


   None.  Application will be accepted until the position is filled, as
   will be indicated on the web-page of this job advertisement; see below.


   The following web page contains additional information:

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