[Comp-neuro] PhD / postdoc position in theoretical sleep modeling

Jens Christian Claussen claussen at inb.uni-luebeck.de
Fri Feb 19 13:40:04 CET 2010


Applications are invited for

two PhD (or postdoc) position(s)

in theoretical and computational neuroscience of sleep, located
within the project SFB 654-A8 "Thalamocortical modeling" (project
leaders PD Dr. Jens Christian Claussen and Prof. Dr. Thomas Martinetz),
embedded in the research collaboration SFB 654 "Plasticity and Sleep".

The applicants are expected to contribute to the theoretical and numerical
modeling of the thalamocortical system, modeling of plasticity in sleep,
and to the development and application of nonlinear data analysis methods.

We are eager to fill one PhD position (in the modeling direction)
immediately, and a second PhD position with starting date 1. of July
(nonlinear data analysis applied to EEG data and to simulated time series).

For position 1 (E13/2) a strong background in computational neuroscience
and/or nonlinear dynamics / statistical physics is reqired.
For position 2 (E13/2) a solid background in physics or applied mathematics
with working experience in complex systems or interdisciplinary physics
would suit ideally.
For both positions, additional background in nonlinear control theory,
neuroinformatics, neurobiology or systems biology would be a plus.

Alternatively, we would consider applications from an experienced
postdoc (salary E13) who can strongly contribute to both directions and to
co-supervise master and/or bachelor students. Interested candidates on the
postdoc level are encouraged to enquire and apply as soon as possible.

The positions are located within the project A8 "Modeling the 
thalamocortical
system in sleep" (PD Dr. Jens Christian Claussen and Prof. Dr. Thomas
Martinetz) in the collaborative research cluster (Sonderforschungsbereich)
SFB-654 "Plasticity and Sleep". We expect the ability to interdisciplinary
research and collaboration with medical research groups. In addition,  high
motivation and dedication, the ability to work in a team as well as the
capability to independent and creative research, excellent programming
skills, and well-grounded (written and oral) research presentation skills
(in english language) are required.

The positions are initially for one year (postdoc) or two years (for PhD
students), an extension of one year is possible. The positions can be
filled on a full-time (E13, for a postdoc) or part-time basis (E13/2,
for PhD students). The level of salary will be adjusted according to the
qualifications of the candidate and can be up to E13 level of the TV-L
public salary scale (subject to alterations).
The university aims for a balance of female and male employees. Equally
suitable, qualified and performing women are preferentially considered.
The university is committed to employment of disabled persons. Therefore
disabled candidates are preferentially considered.

Applicants are asked to send (at earliest possibility) their application
(pdf, including cv, publications, exam results, and adresses of academic
references who could be contacted for a recommendation letter) to
claussen at inb.uni-luebeck.de and martinetz at inb.uni-luebeck.de

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PD Dr. Jens Christian Claussen          claussen at inb.uni-luebeck.de
Institut f. Neuro- und Bioinformatik Univ. Luebeck  +49-451-5005412 
http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/staff/claussen/



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