[Comp-neuro] Postdoc / PhD position in Germany: Model of the auditory system

Jutta Kretzberg jutta.kretzberg at uni-oldenburg.de
Fri Nov 22 13:39:47 CET 2013

*The cluster of excellence Hearing4all *(www.hearing4all.de 
**Models, Technology and Solutions for Diagnostics, Restoration and 
Support of Hearing**
*at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany (in 
collaboration with Medizinische Hochschule Hannover and Leibniz 
Universität Hannover) is seeking to fill the position of a

*Postdoctoral Research Associate / PhD Student*

who will contribute to one of the main research goals of the cluster, 
the development of a

*Comprehensive model of the auditory system.*

The candidate will be a member of a large and active group of modelers, 
working towards the understanding of the auditory system with a broad 
spectrum of biophysical, effective and statistical models. Tasks of the 
candidate will be to

  * Combine existing effective and physiological models of the auditory
    system with the goals to compare their performances and to improve
    their predictive power for electrophysiological and psychophysical
    data of both animal and human studies
  * Manage and maintain the Hearing4all database containing information
    about the models and data sets present in the cluster
  * Play an integrative role by interacting closely with modelers (from
    computational neuroscience, medical physics, signal processing) as
    well as with experimenters (performing electrophysiological and
    psychophysics experiments in animals and/or humans) and clinicians

These tasks require a sound analytical background and substantial 
modeling and programming experience, as well as excellent communication 
skills (in English, preferably also basic knowledge of German). The 
position offers the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD student 
position, TV-L E13, 50%). If the candidate already holds a PhD in one of 
the related fields, the position can be upgraded to Postdoctoral 
researcher (TV-L E13, full time). Candidates are expected to have an 
academic university degree (MSc or equivalent) in the field of computer 
science, computational neuroscience, bioengineering, physics or a 
related discipline and knowledge in the fields of neuroscience or 
hearing research. Postdoctoral applicants are expected to provide a good 
publication record. The position is initially available for two years.

The University of Oldenburg strives to increase the percentage of women 
in science. Therefore, equally qualified female candidates will be given 
Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case 
of equal qualification.

Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, list of 
potential referees, links to recent publications, and copies of 
certificates for academic grades to the head office of the cluster of 
excellence, c/o Karin Klink, Medical Physics Section, University of 
Oldenburg, D-26122 Oldenburg, Germany; preferably via e-mail with 
electronic copies of the documents to karin.klink at uni-oldenburg.de 
<mailto:karin.klink at uni-oldenburg.de>.

Prof. Jutta Kretzberg (jutta.kretzberg at uni-oldenburg.de 
<mailto:jutta.kretzberg at uni-oldenburg.de>) and Prof. Sarah Verhulst 
(sarah.verhulst at uni-oldenburg.de 
<mailto:sarah.verhulst at uni-oldenburg.de>) can be contacted for further 
questions regarding the position. Interviewing of candidates will start 
on 10 December 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
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