[Comp-neuro] two post-doc positions

Stefan Kiebel kiebel at cbs.mpg.de
Fri Dec 11 15:19:29 CET 2009

Dear computational neuroscientists,

find below an advert for two post-doc positions at the interface between 
experimental and computational neuroscience.

Best wishes, Stefan Kiebel
Two Post-doc Positions

We are seeking two highly motivated and talented post-docs to work in 
the group ‘Modelling of dynamic perception and action’ 
(http://www.cbs.,pg.de/depts/n-3/dyn) at the Max Planck Institute for 
Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS), in Leipzig, Germany.

The goal of the group is to develop and experimentally test theoretical 
models for brain mechanisms of human perception and action. Current 
projects focus on the question how one can explain the speed and 
robustness of human action perception, action and decision making using 
dynamic systems theory and Bayesian recognition. An emphasis will be 
placed on linking theoretical models to experimental findings using 
neuroimaging and behavioural data. The candidates will be encouraged to 
actively contribute with their own ideas and proposals.
The research will be conducted at the MPI-CBS in Leipzig, Germany, an 
internationally leading centre for cognitive and imaging neuroscience. 
For theoretical work, the institute is equipped with high-performance 
computing facilities. For experimental work, the institute is equipped 
with a 7.0 T MRI scanner, two 3.0 MRI scanners, a 306 channels MEG 
system, a TMS and several EEG systems. All facilities are supported by 
experienced physics and IT staff.

The projects are partly in collaboration with the Mind and Brain School 
in Berlin, Germany, and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging in 
London, UK.

The candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience, 
psychology, physics, or a related field. Essential skills comprise 
matlab programming and experience in some aspect of computational or 
experimental neuroscience.

Starting date for all positions is flexible. Salary is dependent on 
experience and based on MPI stipends or equivalent salary according to 
German Public service regulations.

The MPI-CBS is an equal opportunity employers, committed to the 
advancement of individuals without regard to ethnicity, religion, 
gender, age or disability.

Interested candidates are encouraged to get in touch at their earliest 
convenience. Applications are considered until the positions are filled.

For questions or an informal discussion about these posts please contact 
Dr. Stefan Kiebel (kiebel at cbs.mpg.de; +49 (0) 341-9940-2435).

Please include the following documents in your application: Curriculum 
Vitae, names and contact details of two personal references, a 
description of your personal qualifications and future research interests.

Applications should be sent to: dynamics at cbs.mpg.de or via post to:

Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Dr. Stefan Kiebel
Stephanstraße 1A, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Dr. Stefan Kiebel
Max Planck Institute for 
Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Leipzig, Germany

Phone: ++49 341/9940-2435
Fax: ++49 341/9940-2221

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