[Comp-neuro] several open PhD and postdoc positions in the group of Laurenz Wiskott, Bochum, Germany

Laurenz Wiskott laurenz.wiskott at neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Wed Feb 11 13:27:21 CET 2009

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


	  Several open positions for a PhD Student or Postdoc in
     Computational Neuroscience, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision
		  Institute for Neuroinformatics, Bochum
		 in the group of Prof. Dr. Laurenz Wiskott


   Institute for Neurocomputing
   Ruhr-University Bochum
   Universitaetsstr. 150
   D-44801 Bochum / Germany.

   The Institute for Neurocomputing is a central research institute at the
   Ruhr-University Bochum, see
   http://www.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/top.html. It focuses on
   dynamics and learning of perception and behavior on a functional level
   but is otherwise very diverse, ranging from neurophysiology and
   psychophysics over computational neuroscience to technical applications.

 Research group:	

   Prof. Dr. Laurenz Wiskott, see http://itb.biologie.hu-berlin.de/~wiskott/

 Research topics:	

   The group of Prof. Wiskott is particularly interested in the
   self-organization of visual processing. A large body of work is based on
   the slowness principle for learning invariances, see
   Another central topic is the hippocampal system (memory formation and
   navigation). One position available is specifically for modeling the
   role of adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus. In addition to
   biologically motivated models, the group also develops machine learning
   techniques (e.g. blind source separation) and computer vision
   applications (visual object recognition). Strong emphasis is put on a
   good analytical understanding of the methods used.


   Depending on the salary scale there is a teaching load of up to 4 hours
   per week during the semester.


   The position is available immediately. The appointment will be initially
   for one year and can then be extended for several years.


   Candidates should have an education in physics, mathematics, 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.


   Salary is according to salary scale TV-L E13, part time for PhD
   Students, see FAQ.


   Informal inquiries can be addressed to Prof. Wiskott.


   Complete applications should be sent to Prof. Laurenz Wiskott at the
   address given above. Please send only copies and not original documents,
   since the applications will not be sent back. You may also send
   applications via email, but please make sure they are complete and in a
   convenient format, such as a single pdf file, see the FAQ.

   Ruhr-University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity in employment
   and gender equality in its working environment. To increase gender
   distribution in all job categories and at all levels, we strongly
   encourage applications from qualified women. Female applicants will be
   given preferential consideration when their level of qualification,
   competence and professional achievements equals that of male candidates,
   unless arguments based on the personal background of a male co-applicant
   prevail. Applications from appropriately qualified handicapped persons
   are also encouraged.


   None. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, as
   will be indicated on the web page below.

 WWW: http://itb.biologie.hu-berlin.de/~wiskott/Jobs/Jobs-INI.html

 FAQ: http://itb.biologie.hu-berlin.de/~wiskott/Jobs/Jobs-FAQ.html.

Prof. Dr. Laurenz Wiskott, Institute for Neurocomputing, RUB Bochum
laurenz.wiskott at neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de

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