[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position for Research on Multi-Site Communication in the Brain, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Claus C Hilgetag c.hilgetag at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 16:51:04 CEST 2013

The Collaborative Research Centre SFB 936 "Multi-Site Communication in the Brain" is seeking a highly qualified and motivated candidate for a 2-year postdoctoral position conducting research on the computational analysis and modeling of structural and functional brain networks.

The SFB 936 Research Center focusses on structural and functional coupling in brain networks at multiple levels, ranging from single-cell recordings to large-scale interactions across brain regions. The projects address network interactions underlying cognitive functions in the normal brain, changes during development and learning, as well as altered network functions in brain disorders. The SFB involves groups from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and the Universities of Hamburg, Lübeck and Osnabrück. Further details are available on the website http://www.sfb936.net/.

We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated candidate with a background in Computational Neuroscience, Neuroinformatics or Neuroscience as well as solid programming skills (e.g., Matlab/Python/C++). Successful candidates have substantial practical research experience in at least one of the following areas: computer simulations of neural systems or statistical analyses of complex systems. They also need to have an excellent command of written and spoken English as well as very good interpersonal skills.

The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in the modeling efforts of the different SFB projects. In particular, s/he will perform network analyses and visualization, using established algorithms and tools as well as developing new indices for network characterization. Moreover, the researcher will adapt and apply dynamic models to explore the resting-state behavior of healthy and disordered brain networks. The position will be jointly supervised by Prof. Peter König and Prof. Claus Hilgetag and will be closely collaborating with their groups as well as the experimental scientists at the Research Center.

The position is available for two years and may start immediately. The position is remunerated at salary level E13 TV-KAH, 100%.

Applicants should send their CV and publication list, a brief statement of research interests as well as the names of three referees to Prof. Claus Hilgetag (c.hilgetag at uke.de) or Prof. Peter König (pkoenig at uos.de). Informal inquiries about the positions can also be made with P. König or C. Hilgetag.

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across the participating universities. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

|| 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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