[Comp-neuro] Computer scientist or Scientific programmer in the Department of Neural Systems and Coding
friedrich.kretschmer at brain.mpg.de
Mon Jul 3 11:47:53 CEST 2017
Computer scientist or Scientific programmer
The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
<https://www.mpg.de/151405/hirnforschung?section=all> in Frankfurt am
Main, Germany, is an innovative and growing research facility of the Max
Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.
The Department of Neural Systems and Coding
<https://brain.mpg.de/research/laurent-department.html> (Prof. Dr. Dr.
Gilles Laurent) is part of the interdisciplinary neuroscience campus in
Frankfurt/Riedberg where the new MPI building is located. Research in
the Department aims to understand the physiology of perception with an
experimental focus centered on neural computation, neuronal coding and
To support our international team of biologists, computer scientists and
physicists, we invite applications for a full time staff position
as Computer scientist or Scientific programmer, starting as soon as
possible, initially with a fixed-term contract for two years.
Your profile & our requirements
We seek a self-driven and interactive individual with the following
* advanced programming skills and strong understanding of OOP concepts
* strong experience working with MATLAB or Python.
* proficient understanding of code versioning tools
* practical knowledge of best coding practices
* experience with management, storage and access of large datasets
* cross platform development for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms.
Applicants should be familiar with a scientific environment. Knowledge
of computational neuroscience and practice in other programming
languages (C, C++, R), as well as computer vision, image processing,
object recognition, automatic processing and control of behavioral
experiments would be of advantage.
Candidates are expected to hold a degree in a quantitative field
involving computational work, such as computer science, physics, applied
math, electrical engineering or comparable research experience. Graduate
work at Masters or PhD level (science exposure) is a plus.
We offer a competitive salary based on the collective wage agreement for
government service wWorkers (TVöD Bund) depending on qualifications and
professional experience as well as various fringe benefits in accordance
with public service provisions. You can expect an interesting,
responsible and varied job in a young, international and
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and is striving
to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are
under-represented. It therefore expressly encourages female applicants.
The Max Planck Society is striving to employ more individuals with
disabilities. It therefore expressly encourages applicants with
Please submit your application (in English, single PDF file) by email
(HR at brain.mpg.de <mailto:HR at brain.mpg.de>) until *July 31, 2017* to
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
60438 Frankfurt am Main
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