[Comp-neuro] job add: staff position as computer scientist/scientific programmer

Andreas Kotowicz kotowicz at klab.caltech.edu
Tue Apr 28 18:04:34 CEST 2015

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Department of Neural Systems and Coding

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt am Main/Germany is
an innovative and growing research facility of the Max Planck Society for
the Advancement of Science. The Department of Neural Systems and Coding
(Prof. Dr. Dr. Gilles Laurent) is part of the interdisciplinary
neuroscience campus in Frankfurt/Riedberg where the new MPI building is
located. Research in the Department aims to understand the physiology of
perception with an experimental focus centered on neural computation,
neuronal coding and integration. To support our international team of
biologists, computer scientists and physicists, we invite applications for
a full time staff position as

Computer scientist/Scientific programmer

starting as soon as possible, initially with a fixed-term contract for two

We seek a self-driven and interactive individual with deep commitment to
science. Excellent knowledge of and experience with MATLAB, algorithm
development, data handling, processing and analysis are required. We
further expect strong programming skills and experience with management,
storage and access of large datasets, Linux and, Windows or MacOS
platforms. Applicants should be familiar with a scientific environment.
Knowledge of computational neuroscience and practice in computer vision,
image processing, object recognition, automatic processing and control of
behavioral experiments would be of advantage.

Candidates are expected to hold a degree in a quantitative field involving
computational work, such as computer science, physics, applied math,
electrical engineering or comparable re-search experience. Graduate work at
Masters or PhD level (science exposure) is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary based on TVöD (Bund) (Collective Wage
Agreement for Government Service Workers (Federal Government)) depending on
qualifications and professional experience as well as various fringe
benefits in accordance with public service provisions. You can expect an
interesting, responsible and varied job in a young, international and
interdisciplinary team.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and is striving to
increase the proportion of women in areas where they are under-represented.
It therefore expressly encourages female applicants. The Max Planck Society
is striving to employ more individuals with disabilities. It therefore
expressly encourages applicants with disabilities. Please submit your
application (in English, single PDF file) by email (HR(at)brain.mpg.de)
until June 07, 2015 to

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
-Human Resources-
Max-von-Laue-Str. 4
60438 Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Andreas Kotowicz
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Max-von-Laue-Str. 4
60438 Frankfurt am Main

andreas.kotowicz at brain.mpg.de
T: +49 69 850033 1700
T: +49 69 850033 2028
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