[Comp-neuro] PhD position in computational modelling

Jane Neumann neumann at cbs.mpg.de
Tue Jun 3 14:49:45 CEST 2014


The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig 
and the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1052 "Obesity mechanisms" at 
the Leipzig University Hospital are offering a PhD studentship in 
computational modelling. Within the project, computational modelling is 
used to investigate leaning and decision-making in humans. The project 
is aimed at the multi-modal integration of available and newly acquired 
behavioral, structural/functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), PET 
and genetic data towards comprehensive computational and neurocognitive 
models of cognitive control over behavior.

Work will be carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive 
and Brain Sciences Leipzig under the supervision of Dr Jane Neumann and 
Dr Annette Horstmann. Both Leipzig's long tradition in conducting 
neuroscientific research and the ultra-modern equipment at the Max 
Planck Institute provide an environment that offers new perspectives in 
neuroimaging research. Further, the position will be part of the CRCs 
Integrated Research Training Group. This graduate program offers 
interdisciplinary qualification in various research methods and 
transferable skills, and provides support in career planning and in 
establishing an own scientific network.

Applicants should hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in one of the 
following disciplines: computational or cognitive neuroscience, computer 
science, maths, psychology, biology, cognitive science or related. Prior 
experience in the fields of computational neuroscience and/or 
neuroimaging are of great 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 
referring to 'Modelling SFB 1052'. Complete applications include cover 
letter, CV, letter(s) of recommendation, and copies of university 
degrees and additional certificates.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Jane Neumann (+49 (0) 341 99 40 
26 21). For meeting Dr. Neumann and Dr. Horstmann at *OHBM 2014*, please 
send an email to neumann at cbs.mpg.de or horstmann at cbs.mpg.de including 
days and times when you are available during the conference.

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

Further details about the project can also be found at 
www.o-brain-project.de

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