[Comp-neuro] PhD student positions in theoretical Neurophysics

Tobias Niemann tobias at nld.ds.mpg.de
Fri May 16 11:50:13 CEST 2008

The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen invites 
applications for

PhD student positions in theoretical Neurophysics

The student’s research will analyze dynamical self-organization of the 
functional architecture of neocortical networks in mathematical models 
and through the quantitative analysis of high resolution live imaging 
data from neocortical networks in the living brain. The student’s 
research will be part of an integrated international project of the Max 
Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Göttingen), the 
Carnegie Mellon University  (Pittsburgh, USA) and the University of 
Tokyo (Japan), supported by the Human Frontier Science Program 
Organization. PhD students will work towards their doctorate in 
Göttingen University’s newly established Graduate School, GGNB and 
collaborate closely with researchers in the US and Japan. We are looking 
for young researchers with a strong background in computational and 
theoretical physics or in dynamical systems theory and probabilistic 
data analysis with a keen interest in interdisciplinary research at the 
border of Neuroscience and the Physics of Complex Systems. The ideal 
candidate will have the ability and desire to develop novel approaches 
for the analysis of dynamical self-organization in living neural 
networks and to closely collaborate with biological researchers in 
implementing them in quantitative live imaging experiments. Prior 
experience in Statistical Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Theoretical 
Neuroscience would be advantageous. Prior knowledge of Neurobiology is 
desirable but not required.

Göttingen is a center of neuroscience in Europe hosting numerous 
internationally recognized neuroscience research institutions, including 
three Max Planck Institutes, the European Neuroscience Institute, the 
German Primate Research Center, and Göttingen University's Centers for 
Systems Neuroscience (ZNV) and for the Molecular Physiology of the Brain
(CMPB). The BCCN integrates theoretical and experimental research groups 
from these institutions to foster interdisciplinary research in 
computational neuroscience specifically supporting close collaboration 
between theorists and experimental researchers.

Please submit your application preferably in one single PDF-document, 
including cover letter, CV, list of publications, names of possible 
referees, relevant certificates until June 15, 2008, to: 
jobs at bccn-goettingen.de (Subject: NPhysSO)

While e-mail is preferred, applications may also be submitted in 
hardcopy to the following address:
Dr. Fred Wolf
Subject: NPhysSO
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen
Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Bunsenstrasse 10
D - 37073 Göttingen, Germany

The MPIDS is an equal opportunity employer.

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