[Comp-neuro] Open PhD position computational neuroscienceB
gros at itp.uni-frankfurt.de
Wed Jul 12 13:55:51 CEST 2017
I would like to brink your attention our PhD-program in
Computational Neurosciences / Complex Dynamical Systems
at the Institute of Theoretical Physics,
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Field(s): computational neurosciences, complex systems,
theory neural networks, simulated robotics,
Application deadline: August 11, 2017
Contact: Prof. Claudius Gros,
We are developing new models and generative principles for the brain using a
range of toolsets from dynamical systems theory and computational
neurosciences. Examples are new objective functions and generating functionals
for the sensori-motor loop, transient state dynamics and self-limiting Hebbian
plasticity rules. Several subjects are available for the announced PhD thesis
including the generation of transient state dynamics through short-term
synaptic plasticity, the study of the stationarity principle for statistical
learning and/or the generation of motor primitives through self-organized
embodiment within the sensori-motor loop. The work will include analytic
investigations and numerical simulations of neural networks and/or of simulated
robots, using the toolset of dynamical systems theory.
The candidate must have a Diploma/Master in physics, an excellent academic
track record and good computational skills. Experience or strong interest in
the fields of complex systems, computational neurosciences, dynamical systems
theory and/or artificial or biological cognitive systems is expected. The
degree of scientific research experience needs to be on the level of a German
The appointment will start summer/fall 2017, for up to three years. Interested
applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and copies of
the academic record. Name, affiliation and email of one or more potential
references are to be given.
General information on the University of Frankfurt and its employment policy.
With its around 46000 students and 4600 employees, the Goethe University in
Frankfurt is the largest university in the state of Hessen and an
internationally renowned, important regional employer. Numerous quality and
performance oriented internal reforms have been initiated in the recent years.
The reorganized campuses for natural sciences and humanities offer an ideal
environment for research and education. Since 2008, the Goethe University is a
foundation under public law and enjoys full administrative autonomy.
The fixed-term employment of the academic staff is subject to the provisions of
the Temporary Science Employment Law (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz) and the
Hessian Higher Education Act (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz). The University
advocates gender equality and therefore strongly encourages women to apply.
People with disabilities are given preference if equally qualified.
### Prof. Dr. Claudius Gros
### Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems, A Primer
### A graduate-level textbook, Springer (2008/10/13/15)
### Mageia, das Buch der Farben
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