[Comp-neuro] open postdoc position

Stefan Kiebel kiebel at cbs.mpg.de
Tue Sep 7 17:38:23 CEST 2010


there is an open postdoc position in Leipzig/Germany, working at the
interface between computational and experimental neuroscience.

Best wishes, Stefan Kiebel

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in the group
‘Modelling of dynamic perception and action’
(http://www.cbs.mpg.de/depts/n-3/dyn) at the Max Planck Institute for
Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS), in Leipzig, Germany.

Current projects of the group focus on developing computational models
that explain human action and perception by means of Bayesian online
inference for nonlinear dynamical systems. An additional emphasis is
placed on linking these dynamic models to experimental work on
perception and action.

The research is conducted at the MPI-CBS in Leipzig, Germany, an
internationally leading centre for cognitive and imaging neuroscience.
The projects are partly in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Centre
for Neuroimaging in London, UK. For theoretical work, the institute is
equipped with high-performance computing facilities. For experimental
work, the institute is equipped with a 7.0T MRI scanner, two 3.0T MRI
scanners, a 306 channels MEG system, a TMS and several EEG systems. All
facilities are supported by experienced physics and IT staff.

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in physics, neuroscience, or
a related field and should be able to demonstrate a consistently
outstanding academic record including publications. The ideal candidate
has expertise in nonlinear dynamical systems, has worked in neuroscience
before and is motivated to apply his/her expertise in a
multidisciplinary team (mathematicians, engineers, psychologists). The
candidate is expected to be an innovative and enthusiastic researcher
with an interest in working on projects within the general framework of
the group. The candidate will also be encouraged to actively contribute
with own ideas and proposals.

Starting date for the position is flexible. Salary is dependent on
experience and based on MPI stipends or equivalent salary according to
German Public service regulations. The position is initially for two
years with possible extension.

The MPI-CBS is an equal opportunity employer, 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 1st of October 2010 but
reviewing of the applications will start immediately.

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

The following documents should be included in the application in a
single PDF-file:
- curriculum vitae
- contact details of two personal references
- a brief description of personal qualifications and future research

Applications should be sent by email to: dynamics at cbs.mpg.de

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