[Comp-neuro] PHD / POSTDOC POSITION in Tuebingen

Martin Giese giese at uni-tuebingen.de
Fri Nov 5 16:21:07 CET 2010


PHD / POSTDOC POSITION: COMPUTATIONAL NEURAL MECHANISMS
OF ACTION UNDERSTANDING (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
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The interaction between action perception and execution
has received a lot of interest in recent research in
neuroscience. Successful research on  the underlying
mechanisms requires the  combination of theoretical
and electrophysiological research.

The Department of Cognitive Neurology and the Section
for Computational Sensomotorics at the Center for
Integrative Neurosciences, members of the Hertie
Institute for Clinical Brain Research and the Werner
Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience at the
University of Tuebingen offers a PhD or Postdoc
position for the study of this topic, jointly directed
by M. Giese and P. Thier. The work will focus on the
development and application of advanced experimental
methods as well as the theoretical modeling of
electrophysiogical data.

The Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Science, one
of the leading European institutions in Clinical
Neuroscience. The Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative
Neuroscience (CIN) hosts more than 70 experimental and
theoretical groups at the University and the Max Planck
Institute for Biological Cybernetics. In addion, the group
is part of the Bernstein Center 'Neural Mechanisms
of Perceptual Inference', which founds a variety
of projects with close collaborations between
theoretical and experimental neuroscientists.

The Giese laboratory has worked extensively on the
computational mechanisms of body motion perception,
combining modeling, machine learning, and different
experimental techniques, whereas the Thier laboratory
has  worked intensively on the neuronal implementation
of key brain functions such as attention, action
vision, and motor learning, using -among others -
appropriate animal models.

Ideal candidates should have the following qualifications:
* Masters degree in Computer Science,
   Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Biology
with good mathematical skills
* programming experience (Matlab, ...)
* Knowledge about visual perception, motor control,
   neural modeling, and / or machine learning
* English speaking and writing skills.

Committed to Equal Opportunities.

Please send applications preferentially
electronically (including CV, marks and 2
letters of reference) as soon as possible to
Prof. Dr. Martin Giese, Hertie Institute
for Clinical Brain Research  & Center for
Integrative Neuroscience,  Frondsbergstr. 23,
72070 Tuebingen, Germany;
email: martin.giese at uni-tuebingen.de

Further details at SfN:  Please come to posters
893.19/EEE1 or 893.2/CCCC16.


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    Prof. Dr. Martin Giese

    Section for Computational Sensomotorics
    Dept. for Cognitive Neurology
    Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research &
    Center for Integrative Neurocience
    University Clinic Tuebingen
    Frondsbergstr. 23
    D-72076 Tuebingen
    GERMANY

    Tel.: +49 7071 29 89124
    Fax: +49 7071 29 4790
    Email: martin.giese at uni-tuebingen.de
    Web: http://www.compsens.uni-tuebingen.de/

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