[Comp-neuro] Job Ad for comp-neuro

Herbert Jaeger h.jaeger at jacobs-university.de
Mon Dec 1 15:50:04 CET 2008

Dear runners of this mailing list, I would like to post the job ad 
enclosed below in ***'s at comp-neuro. Thanks in advance, and thanks 
also for this service in general. Best regards, Herbert Jaeger

A fully funded

Postdoctoral Research Position in Machine Learning / Mathematical 
Modelling of Neural Systems

is open in the research group of Herbert Jaeger 
(http://www.faculty.jacobs-university.de/hjaeger) at Jacobs University 
Bremen, Germany (http://www.jacobs-university.de).

The position is created in the context of the integrated project 
"Self-organized Recurrent Neural Learning for Language Processing 
(ORGANIC), funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework 
Program "Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics". Details about the 
project and the consortium can be found at the preliminary reservoir 
computing website (http://reservoir-computing.org). The project start is 
April 1, 2009 and the project duration is 3 years. The position may 
start earlier than the project start.

The projected research for this position concerns the architecture and 
learning algorithm design for large-scale recurrent neural network 
systems, with an emphasis on mathematical analysis. The targetted 
application area is speech and handwriting recognition. The project's 
overarching objective is to amalgamate neurobiological with 
engineering/mathematical perspectives, integrating a multitude of 
learning/adaptation/stabilization mechanisms for robustness and versatility.

The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

* a PhD in machine learning, computational neuroscience, mathematics, 
theoretical physics, signal processing, control engineering, or similar 
* a strong mathematical background, especially in statistics and 
stochastic processes, nonlinear dynamics, and signals and systems,
* experience in machine learning, signal processing, nonlinear dynamics, 
recurrent neural networks,
* highly developed communication and organization skills,
* a very good command of English,
* endless curiosity.

Besides scientific work (80%), the task profile includes assistance in 
project management. This aspect of the position will extend the 
professional skills of the researcher in important directions of 
large-scale project coordination and leadership qualifications.

The total contract duration will be 3 years (project runtime, starting 
April 1) plus optionally the time from an earlier contract start to the 
project start. The application deadline is open.

Jacobs University Bremen is an equal opportunity employer and has been 
certified “Family Friendly” by the Hertie-Stiftung.

Please send in electronic format (PDF preferred) a letter of 
application, CV, a copy of academic certificates, and optionally samples 
of published work to Herbert Jaeger (h.jaeger „at“ 
jacobs-university.de), who also invites further inquiries. Applicants 
passing an initial screening will be requested to supply two letters of 

Dr. Herbert Jaeger

Professor for Computational Science
Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
Campus Ring
28759 Bremen, Germany

Phone (+49) 421 200 3215
Fax (+49) 421 200 49 3215
email  h.jaeger at jacobs-university.de


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