[Comp-neuro] PhD / Postdoctoral position on Network Dynamics and Information Processing, Max Planck Institute & UMG, Germany

Viola Priesemann viola at nld.ds.mpg.de
Wed Aug 3 20:09:21 CEST 2016

PhD / Postdoctoral position "Network Dynamics and Information Processing 
in Health and Disease"

* The project *
The project addresses the physiological underpinning of neural network 
dysfunction in terms of dynamics and information processing in early 
onset neurological diseases. The successful candidate will combine 
theoretical approaches with experimental in vivo recordings and with in 
vitro preparations derived from monogenetic neurological disorders. The 
study will be backed up by manipulation of classical in vitro networks. 
Our aim is to gain a mechanistic understanding of disease induced 
network dysfunction, which allows to understand disease pathophysiology 
and to develop treatment approaches.

* The position *
The position is part of an interdisciplinary project between the Max 
Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the Bernstein 
Center and the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. It is 
embedded in the Göttingen Campus Physics-to-Medicine initiative, which 
brings together about 30 research groups in the field of physics, 
theoretical neurosciences, neurology and cardiology with the explicit 
objective of promoting quantitative biomedicine with a translational 

* The Göttingen campus offers *
· a strong focus on experimental and theoretical neuroscience, including 
the Max Planck Institutes for Dynamics and Self-organization, 
Experimental Medicine, and Biophysical Chemistry, the Bernstein Center 
for Computational Neuroscience, the European Neuroscience Institute, the 
German Primate Center, and the physics, biology and medical faculties of 
the Göttingen university.
· the possibility of teaching and taking courses within the Neuroscience 
Graduate schools

* The candidate should have *
· a Master or PhD degree in theoretical or experimental Neuroscience, or 
related disciplines (Physics, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, 
Mathematics, Medicine, …)
· a strong interest to cross disciplinary boundaries in order to gain a 
quantitative understanding of neurons and networks in health and disease
· strong English speaking and writing skills. German speaking skills are 
not required.

* Your application *
The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of 
individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages 
applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society 
seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are 
underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Andreas Neef (andreas at nld.ds.mpg.de), 
Dr. Viola Priesemann (viola at nld.ds.mpg.de) or Dr. Hendrik Rosewich 
(hendrik.rosewich at med.uni-goettingen.de). If you are interested in 
joining our group, please send your CV, transcript of records, contacts 
of two referees, and a brief statement of interest, quoting reference 
no. 08-2016, by email in one pdf file to viola at nld.ds.mpg.de.

Applications received before August, 23rd, 2016 will be given full 

Dr. Viola Priesemann
Bernstein Research Fellow and Group Leader

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