[Comp-neuro] PhD position in Neuroinformatics at University Medical Center Eppendorf, Hamburg University, Germany

Claus C. Hilgetag c.hilgetag at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 28 22:38:29 CET 2011

One PhD Research Position in Neuroinformatics is available immediately for a period of three years at the Institute of Computational Neuroscience of the University Medical Center Eppendorf, Hamburg University, Germany (www.uke.de/icns).

The goal of the project 'Architecture and connectivity of the cerebral cortex'  is to investigate relationships between different structural parameters and the organization of nerve fiber networks in the brain, in order to reveal fundamental structural principles of the nervous system.  The research will be carried out in close cooperation with the Barbas lab at Boston University, USA.  The project requires systematic compilation and multivariate analyses of quantitative neuroanatomic data, eg, Hilgetag & Grant NeuroImage 51(2010), 1006, based on experimental data of our partners as well as the evaluation of literature databases.  In addition, the project involves computational modeling of developmental mechanisms.

Candidates for the position are expected to have a very good university degree (at the level of Master, or German Diplom), and a background in Neuroscience, Biomedicine, Computer Science, Physics or related  disciplines, as well as solid programming skills (e.g., C++/Python/Matlab).  Successful candidates also have practical research experience in at least one of the following areas:  statistical analyses or computational modeling of complex systems.  Candidates also need to have an excellent command of written and spoken English.

Applications  should include a CV, a statement of research motivation and interests, as well as contact details of two referees.  Applications should be send by mail to: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, GB Personal, Recht & Organisation, Frau Schild,  Kzf.: 2011-11/332, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg oder electronically (as a pdf file of max 2MB) to: bewerbung at uke-hh.de.  Applications should arrive by 12 Dec 2011.

Informal inquiries about the positions can be made 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.

|| 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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