[Comp-neuro] 2 PhD positions in Neuroinformatics/ Computational Neuroscience in Hamburg, Germany

Claus C. Hilgetag c.hilgetag at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 23 17:02:34 CEST 2011

Two Graduate Research Positions are available immediately for a period of four years at the Institute of Computational Neuroscience of the University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf, Germany in the group of Prof. Claus Hilgetag to work on a research project "Dynamics of multi-site interactions in complex brain networks".

The goal of this project is to understand the functional dynamics of complex brain networks on the basis of their structural connectivity. We will use neuroinformatics approaches to compile and analyse brain connectivity data for animal model systems as well as the human brain. In complementary studies, we will model ongoing and evoked activity patterns of these systems using minimal dynamic models as well as models of coupled oscillators.

This project is part of the newly established Research Center "Multi-Site Communication in the Brain" (SFB 936, www.sfb936.net) at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf of Hamburg University. The successful applicants will become part of the associated Graduate Programme (www.sfb936.net/graduate_programme).

Candidates are expected to have a university degree (at the level of Master or German Diplom), and a background or strong interest in Neuroinformatics, Computational Neuroscience or Neuroscience as well as solid programming skills (e.g., Matlab/C++/Python). Successful candidates have practical research experience in at least one of the following areas: databases, computer simulations of neural systems or statistical analyses of complex systems. They also need to have a very good command of written and spoken English.

Informal inquiries about the positions may be directed to Prof. Claus Hilgetag (phone: ++49.(0)40.7410.53698 or E-Mail: c.hilgetag at uke.de).

The University of Hamburg seeks to increase the number of female scientists and encourages them to apply. Disabled people with equal qualifications are preferred.

Please submit your CV, contact details of two references, and a short statement of your research interests to: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, GB Personal, Recht & Organisation, Frau Schild, Box Number: 2011-08/238, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg or electronically to: bewerbung at uke-hh.de (as a pdf-file of 2 MB max.). 
Applications should arrive by 12th September 2011.

|| Claus C. Hilgetag, PhD
|| Professor & Director | Dept. of Computational Neuroscience
|| University Medical Center Eppendorf | Hamburg University
|| www.uke.uni-hamburg.de/icns
|| Adjunct Associate Professor | Boston University
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