[Comp-neuro] postdoc and PhD position in comp neuroscience & MEG/EEG methods, Jena, Germany

Stefan Kiebel kiebel at cbs.mpg.de
Wed Mar 13 08:29:44 CET 2013

extended deadline - 20th of March:

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral and a PhD student position in the Computational Neuroscience & Magnetoencephalography group at the Biomagnetic Centre 
(http://www.neuro.uniklinikum-jena.de/neuro/en/Research/Biomag.html), Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany.

The successful candidates will develop novel analysis methods for Magneto- and Electroencephalography (MEG/EEG) such as connectivity analysis, source reconstruction and advanced single trial analysis. The positions are devoted to research only without any teaching or administrative duties. The work will be done in collaboration with the MEG and theoretical neuroscience groups at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging in London, UK. These positions are ideal for candidates with a computational/theoretical background and a strong interest in collaborating with experimental researchers in neuroimaging.

The lab runs a 306 channels MEG (Neuromag Vectorview) with 128 integrated EEG sensors, a high-density EEG system, and high-performing compute servers. In addition the group has access to a  research-only 3T MRI-scanner.  All experimental facilities (MEG, EEG, MRI) are supported by experienced physics and IT staff. 

The applicants should have worked in neuroscience before and be motivated to work in a multidisciplinary team (e.g. mathematicians, engineers, psychologists, physicians).

The postdoc applicant must have a PhD (or equivalent) in computational neuroscience, physics, or a related field and should, ideally, have expertise in EEG or MEG and nonlinear dynamical systems. The PhD student should have a mathematically oriented background in computational neuroscience, physics, or a related field but students with a cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or related background will be considered as well.

The starting dates for both positions are flexible. Salary is based on German Public service regulations (postdoc TV-L E13, PhD student TV-L E13 65%). The postdoc position is initially for two years with possible extension; the PhD position is for three years with one year possible extension.

Interested candidates are encouraged to get in touch at their earliest convenience. Applications are considered until 20th of March 2013 but reviewing of the applications will start immediately. 
For questions or an informal discussion about these positions please contact Prof. Stefan Kiebel (skiebel at biomag.uni-jena.de).

The following documents should be included in the application in a single PDF-file and sent by email to skiebel at biomag.uni-jena.de: A cover letter including a brief description of personal qualifications and future research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact details of two personal references.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kiebel
Max Planck Institute for 
Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Leipzig, Germany

Phone: ++49 341/9940-2435
Fax: ++49 341/9940-2221

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