[Comp-neuro] Research position in Theoretical Neuroscience

Tobias Niemann tobias at nld.ds.mpg.de
Tue Nov 11 12:38:35 CET 2008

The ‘Bernstein Focus: Neurotechnology’ (BFNT) Göttingen invites
applications for a research position in Theoretical Neuroscience.

Dependent on the qualifications of the successful candidate the position
will be given at Postdoctoral or PhD student level. Research will 
comprise modeling and analysis of multidimensional EMG data, 
computational neuroscience of behavioral control and embedded systems. 
The project will be an integral part of the activities of the Bernstein 
Focus of Neurotechnology Göttingen. The work will be performed at the 
Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. The close 
collaboration with our industrial partner (Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH) 
will be an important part of the project.
PhD applicants will work towards their doctorate in Göttingen 
University’s newly established Graduate School, GGNB.

We are looking for a researcher with a background in Computer Science,
Physics, Mathematics or Engineering and keen interest in 
interdisciplinary research at the border of Machine Learning, 
Neuroscience and Prosthetics.
The ideal candidate will have the ability and desire to develop
self-contained research work that leads to concrete applications in
advanced Prosthetics.

Prior experience in Machine Learning, Data Analysis and/or Behavioral
Neuroscience would be advantageous.

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) and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience 
Göttingen (BCCN). The BFNT integrates theoretical and experimental 
research groups from these institutions to foster interdisciplinary 
research in computational neuroscience specifically supporting close 
collaboration between theorists, experimental researchers and industrial 

Please submit your application preferably in one single
PDF-document,including cover letter, CV, a statement of research 
interest and plans (in case of the application for a Postdoctoral 
position), list of publications, names of possible referees, and 
relevant certificates by December 31, 2008, to: jobs at bccn-goettingen.de 
(Subject: BFNT3b)

While e-mail is preferred, applications may also be submitted in 
hardcopy to the following address:
Dr. Armin Biess
Subject: BFNT3b
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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