[Comp-neuro] postdoc position: computational neuroscience/fMRI

Stefan Kiebel kiebel at cbs.mpg.de
Fri Oct 26 15:30:57 CEST 2012

We are seeking a postdoc to work in the group 'Modelling of dynamic perception and action' at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS), in Leipzig, Germany (http://www.cbs.mpg.de/depts/n-3/dyn).

The goal of the group is to develop models for human perception, learning and decision making using Bayesian inference. The specific project is to model the neural mechanisms of value-based decision making. This project is in collaboration with the group of John O’Doherty at Caltech (http://www.odohertylab.org/). An emphasis will be placed on linking the theoretical modeling work at Leipzig to experimental findings based on neuroimaging data acquired at Caltech. We expect strong interactions between both groups, supported by a generous travel budget for visits between the MPI-CBS and Caltech groups.

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

The candidate must have a PhD (or equivalent) in computational neuroscience, physics, or a related field. Essential skills comprise prior experience in computational neuroscience or decision making. Experience in modelling of neuroimaging data and matlab programming expertise would be advantageous.

The position is for three years, starting at the candidate’s earliest convenience. Salary is dependent on experience and according to German Public service regulations.

Interested candidates are encouraged to get in touch at their earliest convenience. Applications are considered until 30th of November 2012 but reviewing of the applications will start immediately. 

For questions about this position please contact Dr. Stefan Kiebel (kiebel at cbs.mpg.de).

The following documents should be included in the application in a single PDF-file and sent by email to dynamics at cbs.mpg.de: A cover letter including a brief description of personal qualifications and future research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact details of two personal references.

We seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are under-represented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. We are committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourage them to apply.

Dr. Stefan Kiebel
Max Planck Institute for 
Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Leipzig, Germany

Phone: ++49 341/9940-2435
Fax: ++49 341/9940-2221

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