[Comp-neuro] Postdoc Position in Computational Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany

Katharina von Kriegstein kriegstein at cbs.mpg.de
Fri May 13 15:51:08 CEST 2016

Applications are welcomed for a postdoctoral research position at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS) in Leipzig, Germany in collaboration with the Technical University Dresden, Germany. The objective of the postdoctoral research project is to use computational modelling and neuroimaging to work towards a novel model for cortico-subcortical interactions for human communication signals. The project is funded by the ERC-consolidator grant SENSOCOM (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/199655_en.html).

The position will be jointly supervised by Katharina von Kriegstein at the MPI-CBS and Stefan Kiebel at the TU Dresden. The MPI-CBS offers a unique research environment with a 7.0 T MRI scanner, several 3.0 T MRI scanners, a 306 channels MEG system, TMS/tDCS laboratories, several EEG suites, and eye-tracking labs. All facilities and data analyses are supported by experienced IT specialists and physicists. The TU Dresden is one out of eleven German Universities of Excellence. It houses a state-of-the art neuroimaging centre with a strong focus on computational modelling and access to the TU Dresden high-performance computing clusters. Besides an excellent infrastructure, both centres offer an international and friendly environment with researchers from diverse backgrounds.

The position is ideal for candidates interested in research at the interface between computational modelling and experimental neuroimaging. The candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in computational neuroscience, experimental psychology, or a related field, and should be able to demonstrate a consistently outstanding academic record, including publications. The ideal candidate will have expertise in computational neuroscience, physics, mathematics, or similar with a strong interest in implementing computational models (e.g., Bayesian filtering, hierarchical dynamic models, predictive coding) and testing these with neuroimaging experiments.

The starting date for the position is flexible. Initially for two years, the position offers the possibility of extension for up to four years. Salary depends on experience and is based on regulations of the Max Planck Society.

To apply, please include all documents in one PDF-file in the following order: CV, contact information of two referees, a brief statement describing your personal qualifications and future research interests, copies of up to three of your publications. Applications with the subject heading "CM 16 PD" should be sent via email to: personal at cbs.mpg.de. Closing date for applications is the 12th June 2016.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to: Prof. Dr. Katharina von Kriegstein (kriegstein at cbs.mpg.de).

For more information about the groups see:
Prof. Katharina von Kriegstein: http://www.cbs.mpg.de/independent-research-groups/human-communication
Prof. Stefan Kiebel: https://tu-dresden.de/die_tu_dresden/fakultaeten/fakultaet_mathematik_und_naturwissenschaften/fachrichtung_psychologie/i1/ni

A link to the position description is available here: http://www.cbs.mpg.de/454795/job_full_offer_10498685?c=7390

The MPI-CBS is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the advancement of individuals without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability.


Katharina von Kriegstein

Max Planck Research Group Leader
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstr. 1A, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Professor of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
Humboldt University of Berlin
Rudower Chaussee 18, 12489 Berlin, Germany

Phone +49 (0) 341-9940-2476
Fax +49 (0) 341-9940-2448

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