[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position available in Juelich, Germany

Martina Reske m.reske at fz-juelich.de
Tue Dec 17 17:58:21 CET 2013


Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Neuroscience
at Research Center Jülich, Germany. Institut of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6) - Computational and Systems Neuroscience
Reference number: 2013-259

In the framework of the Klinische Forschergruppe (KFO) 219 "Basal ganglia-cortex loops: Mechanisms of pathologic interactions and their therapeutic modulation", we have an open postdoc position in work package 9: "Mathematical modeling of development and suppression of pathological activation in basal ganglia - cortex loops". This project focuses on the generation of pathological beta band oscillations in basal ganglia and their susceptibility to suppression by means of pharmacological challenges or deep brain stimulation. Specifically, this projects aims to model dynamics in basal ganglia - thalamus - cortex loops drawing on computational neuroscience approaches and data deriving from other work packages within the research consortium.

We are looking to recruit a

Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Neuroscience

Your Job:

  *   The candidate will coordinate the project both, on an organizational and scientific level.
  *   Moreover, the candidate will conduct modeling on a macroscopic scale (firing-rate models) as well as modeling of extracellular potentials, requiring extensive knowledge in mathematics and physics.
  *   The candidate will be primarily based at Forschungszentrum Jülich to foster interactions with theoretical neuroscientists. In addition, the candidate is expected to work jointly with project partners at the University Clinic of Cologne.

Your Profile:

  *   background (master's degree or equivalent) in physics, mathematics or computer science, and a PhD in computational neuroscience or comparable
  *   the ability to work cooperatively in an international and interdisciplinary team
  *   excellent level of spoken and written English
  *   very good programming skills

Our Offer:

  *   a position in a creative and international team, themes ranging from computational neuroscience to simulation technology
  *   excellent scientific equipment, located on a green campus, and near the cultural centers Köln, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  *   limited contract for 3 years
  *   salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particulary welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
We are looking forward to receiving your application, preferably via our online recruitment system until 31.01.2014, quoting the above-mentioned reference number. You find this job ad including the online application form at www.fz-juelich.de/careers<http://www.fz-juelich.de/careers>.

Contact:
Barbara Kranen
b.kranen at fz-juelich.de<mailto:b.kranen at fz-juelich.de>



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Dr. Martina Reske
Scientific Coordinator

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience &
Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-6)
Theoretical Neuroscience
Jülich Research Centre and JARA
Jülich, Germany
Tel. +49.2461.611916
Fax. +49.2461.619460
www.csn.fz-juelich.de<http://www.csn.fz-juelich.de>


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Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Juelich
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Juelich
Eingetragen im Handelsregister des Amtsgerichts Dueren Nr. HR B 3498
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt
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