[Comp-neuro] research assistant position available
dominik.endres at uni-marburg.de
Tue Jan 12 09:44:19 CET 2016
A research assistant position (salary commensurate with 65% TV-H E13) for a
highly motivated individual is available in the group of theoretical
Neuroscience headed by Prof. Dr. Dominik Endres. The Group is located in the
Department of Psychology at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany.
The position is initially for one year, extensible given satisfactory
performance. The position is intended to facilitate a scientific qualification,
specifically a German doctorate (PhD equivalent). The position is embedded in
the Collaborative Research Center SFB 135, http://www.forschungsallianz-gi-mr.de/projekte/sfb/wahrnehmung.
Duties include active, self-motivated participation in the research and
teaching activities of the group, in particular a) the development of
quantifiable theoretical models about movement perception based on movement
primitives, and b) the experimental testing of such models using the new
virtual-reality facility of the department.
Prerequisites are a Master's degree or German Diplom in one of the following
areas: theoretical Neuroscience, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics,
Electrical Engineering, Cognitive Science or Psychology with a minor in one of
the aforementioned fields. Programming experience in Python, C++ or similar are
advantageous. Applications with experience in machine learning, computer
graphics or behavioral experimentation will be preferred. Applicants' skills
in these areas will be tested as a part of the recruitment procedure.
The academic environment is a vibrant scientific community at the Research
Alliance Giessen/Marburg comprising the IRTG 1901 International Research
Training Group investigating The Brain in Action (http://www.irtg-brainact.de/) and a Collaborative Research Center (SFB 135,
http://www.forschungsallianz-gi-mr.de/projekte/sfb/wahrnehmung) on the
Cardinal Mechanisms of Perception, thus offering an excellent environment for
cutting edge research on the intersections between different disciplines
ranging from experimental psychology and human movement science to
computational modeling, machine learning, psycholinguistics and the
neurobiology of action.
Applications should include a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and
Master's transcripts or similar records, and the addresses of 2 referees. The
initial application should be sent by email to Prof. Dr. D. Endres
(dominik.endres at uni-marburg.de) no later than Jan. 26th, 2016 (earlier
applications preferred). Please do not sent originals by mail, because we will
not be able to return them to you. We will not cover travel costs to/from
Marburg for job interviews.
The Philipps-University of Marburg is an equal opportunity employer.
Endres, D., Chiovetto, E. & Giese, M. A. (2013). Model selection for the
extraction of movement primitives. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience,
Prof. Dr. Dominik Endres
AE Theoretische Neurowissenschaft
Allgemeine und Biologische Psychologie
FB Psychologie, Gutenbergstr 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
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