[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral and Developer positions / Large-scale network simulator development

Hans Ekkehard Plesser hans.ekkehard.plesser at nmbu.no
Mon Apr 18 09:17:28 CEST 2016

Dear Colleagues!

The computational neuroscience group at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences is currently recruiting one postdoctoral-level researcher and one scientific software developer as part of our large-scale neuronal network simulator development efforts in the Human Brain Project (HBP). 

Our group is responsible for four tasks in the next phase of the HBP:

- Massively parallel methods for network construction from rules and data 
- Whole brain level in silico instrumentation, services and apps
- Models of brain signals
- Simulator NEST as a Service

Your work will focus on the first two tasks, researching concepts required to compactly specify brain-scale neuronal networks so that they are easy for the neuroscientist to review, and at the same time can be instantiated efficiently in a massively parallel fashion. You will further work on concepts that will allow domain specialists to configure complete in silico experiments on point-neuron-based whole-brain models by connecting stimulation and recording devices to specific neuron populations.

We will collaborate closely with colleagues within the HBP, especially at the Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine 6, Research Center Jülich (FZJ), at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), and at University of Oslo.

Our group is a core member of the NEST Initiative. We have access to some of the world's largest supercomputers and aim to develop simulation technology that will scale to the exascale.

Preferred starting date for the positions is 1 August 2016 for a period of 20 months (until 31 March 2018).

For details on the positions, please see the full advertisements at 


where you also can submit your application. For general information about working in Norway, please see


Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in the positions!

Hans Ekkehard Plesser


Dr. Hans Ekkehard Plesser, Associate Professor
Section Head

Dept. of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
PO Box 5003, 1432 Aas, Norway

Phone +47 6723 1560
Email hans.ekkehard.plesser at nmbu.no
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