[Comp-neuro] PhD position MPI Leipzig

Jane Neumann neumann at cbs.mpg.de
Fri Mar 1 19:05:27 CET 2013

*PhD Position*
*Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig*

The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig 
and the Collaborative
Research Centre "Obesity Mechanisms" at the University Clinic Leipzig 
are offering 2 PhD studentships
in the project "Neurocognitive Models of Behavioural Control in 
Obesity". The goal of this project is
the development of detailed models of brain functioning with respect to 
cognitive control mechanisms
  and their alterations in human obesity using both neurobiological and 
computational modelling methods.
This work combines structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging 
(MRI) with computational
modelling and behavioural assessment.

Research will be conducted at the MPI in Leipzig, an internationally 
leading centre for cognitive neuroscience
and neuroimaging. The institute offers a multidisciplinary and 
international environment with excellent
research facilities and infrastructure including a 7T and several 3T MRI 

The ideal candidate for position 1 holds a university degree (Masters or 
equivalent) in Neuroscience,
  Computer Science, Cognitive Science or similar with focus on 
computational aspects and has strong
interests in the modelling of complex biological systems. Prior 
experiences in computational modelling
and neuroimaging as well as programming skills are of advantage.

The ideal candidate for position 2 holds a university degree (Masters or 
equivalent) in Neurobiology, Cognitive
Science, Biology, Psychology or similar and has strong interests in 
systems neuroscience, neurotransmitter
systems and large-scale network physiology. Prior experience in 
behavioural assessment and neuroimaging
are of advantage.

A solid background in statistics and proficiency in oral and written 
English are required for both positions.

The positions are available for up to 4 years starting as soon as 
possible. Salary is based on the German
public service regulations (E13/2, TV-L). The call will remain open 
until the positions are filled.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF email attachment (max. 10-15 
MB) to

application_SFB1052 at cbs.mpg.de

quoting reference number "SFB1052". Complete Applications include cover 
letter, CV, one letter of reference
and copies of university degrees and additional certificates. Please 
state explicitly which position you wish to
be considered for.

The MPI and University Clinic Leipzig are equal opportunity employers. 
Applications from female scientists
are particularly encouraged. Handicapped applicants with equal 
qualification are preferred.

Informal inquiries may be made to Dr. Annette Horstmann 
(horstmann at cbs.mpg.de) and
Dr. Jane Neumann (neumann at cbs.mpg.de).

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