[Comp-neuro] PhD position in Neural Data Science / Retina

Philipp Berens philipp.berens at uni-tuebingen.de
Wed Apr 27 15:11:20 CEST 2016

The labs of Philipp Berens (www.berenslab.org) and Thomas Euler 
(www.eulerlab.de) at the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) at 
the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen are offering a

PhD position (TV-L E13 65%)

to be filled as soon as possible, with funding for 3 years.

The successful candidate will combine experimental and computational 
approaches to study *neuronal cell type specific computations* in the 
mouse *retina*. The goal of the project is to provide an account of how 
the functional response properties of selected ganglion cell types arise 
from their anatomical structure, connectivity and dendritic integration 
properties. We envision a highly interdisciplinary project, where the 
successful candidate will perform state-of-the-art optical imaging and 
electrophysiological recordings and use computational approaches to 
analyze their data.

The CIN offers a stimulating interdisciplinary scientific environment 
where research is carried out at all levels of neuroscience. The two 
labs are also part of the Institute for Ophthalmic Research (Eye 
Hospital Tübingen) and affiliated with the Bernstein Centre for 
Computational Neuroscience (BCCN). Furthermore, the project will be 
performed in collaboration with the lab of Tom Baden at the University 
of Sussex, UK (www.badenlab.org).

We offer employment with a salary and social benefits based on the 
collective agreement for public service employees in the academic and 
science sector, TV-L. The Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen promotes 
gender equality and therefore particularly encourages female scientists 
to apply. Preferential status will be given to handicapped persons, if 
equally qualified.

• Background in statistics, machine learning and data analysis
• Experience with electrophysiology and/or two-photon imaging or a 
strong desire to learn these techniques
• Programming experience in Python, Matlab, R or similar
• Strong quantitative skills

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Philipp Berens 
(philipp.berens at uni-tuebingen.de) providing:

• a curriculum vitae
• a one-page description of past research experience & future research 
• a one-page description of the motivation for applying to this position
• names of at least two people that could provide letters of reference

Please compile your application in one single PDF-file.

University of Tübingen

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