[Comp-neuro] PhD position - computational modelling

Jane Neumann neumann at cbs.mpg.de
Mon Aug 19 14:54:07 CEST 2013

Dear colleagues,

The *Collaborative Research Center* 1052 "Obesity mechanisms"  at the 
University Hospital is offering a*PhD* studentship in *computational 
*under the supervision of Dr Jane Neumann and Dr Annette Horstmann. The 
investigates decision-making and feedback-related processes in humans by 
computational modelling with functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
behavioral assessment.

The PhD position will be based at the *Max Planck Institute for Human 
and Brain Sciences* in the beautiful city of *Leipzig*. Both Leipzig's 
long tradition in
conducting neuroscientific research and the ultra-modern equipment at 
the Institute
provide an environment that offers new perspectives in neuroimaging 

Applicants should hold a Master's degree in one of the following 
disciplines: computational
or cognitive neuroscience, computer science, mathematics, physics, 
cognitive science
or related. Prior experience in the field of computational neuroscience 
and/or neuroimaging
are of advantage. Sound knowledge of statistics  and excellent 
programming skills are
essential. A good command of written and spoken English is requested of 
all applicants.

Please send your application as a single pdf-file to neumann at cbs.mpg.de 
<mailto:horstmann at cbs.mpg.de>referring to
"SFB 1052, modelling". Complete applications include cover letter, CV, 
letter(s) of
recommendation, and copies of university degrees and additional 

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Jane Neumann (neumann at cbs.mpg.de 
<mailto:horstmann at cbs.mpg.de>)
(+49 (0) 341 99 40 26 21).

The salary is based on the German E 13 TV-L salary scale. In order to 
increase the
proportion of female staff members, applications from female scientists 
are particularly
encouraged. Disabled applicants are preferred if qualification is equal.

Deadline for application: until position is filled

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