[Comp-neuro] 2 PhD positions in Computational Neuroscience

Alberto Bernacchia a.bernacchia at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 10:44:25 CEST 2013

The School of Engineering and Science at Jacobs University Bremen has an
opening for two full time

*PhD positions in Computational Neuroscience (f/m)*

The PhD candidate will work on a research project focusing on the effects
of memory and past experience on decision-making, and the biophysical
constraints that neural circuits impose on behavioral performance. The
candidate will be involved in the analysis and computer simulation of
neural circuit models based on existing experimental data. The ultimate
goal of the project is to design a cortical circuit model able to match
both the physiology of cortical neurons and the performance of subjects in
decision-making tasks. The model will produce novel experimental
predictions, guide further analysis, and ultimately provide a better
understanding of the neural mechanisms of memory and decision-making.

 The ideal candidate has a Master (or equivalent degree) in Neuroscience,
Applied Mathematics or Physics and has previous experience in network
analysis and computer programming.

The ideal candidate is also highly motivated to contribute to the
interdisciplinary field of Computational Neuroscience and to improve our
understanding of the functioning of brain circuits.

Jacobs University offers competitive salaries based on qualification and
experience. The initial contract will be for two years. The prospective
starting date is September 1st, 2013, but earlier dates may also be

Applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, CV,
references, degree certificates and samples of academic work.

*Only Electronic submissions in PDF-format to:* Alberto Bernacchia at
a.bernacchia at jacobs-university.de

Files will be destroyed once the search is completed.

*Closing date: *Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Information on the School of Engineering and Science can be found on


Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.

Jacobs University Bremen is a private university offering degrees in
engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences at
bachelor´s, master´s and doctoral levels. Jacobs University has more than
1,300 students from over 100 different countries.
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