[Comp-neuro] Post-doctoral position in machine learning for computational psychiatry at the University of Munich (LMU)

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup moritzgw at tuebingen.mpg.de
Mon Feb 26 09:24:41 CET 2018

We are seeking a highly creative and motivated post-doctoral researcher
to work at the intersection of machine learning and computational
psychiatry. The position will be based in the group of Moritz
Grosse-Wentrup in the Department of Statistics [1]. The successful
candidate will closely interact with the group of Nikolaos Koutsouleris
in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy [2].

To apply, you should have a strong passion for developing and employing
machine learning methods that make a difference in patients' lives.
Also, you should have (or be about to obtain) a Ph.D. in Computer
Science, Statistics, Information Engineering, Psychology/Psychiatry
(with a strong analytical background), or a related field. You should
have an excellent track record in machine learning or data science,
which is backed up by publications in major journals or papers at top
conferences. Prior experience in psychology or psychiatry would be
advantageous but is not a strict requirement. You need to be fluent in
written and spoken German.

Your job duties include
. performing independent research at the intersection of machine
learning and computational psychiatry,
. teaching courses and seminars to students in statistics and computer
. and contributing to an interdisciplinary grant proposal on machine
learning for computational psychiatry.

Salary is according to TV-L E13 (100%) [3]. Part-Time employment is
possible. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a potential
extension contingent on funding. The starting date is flexible.
Screening of applications will commence on March 18, but we will
consider applications until the position is filled.

The University of Munich is one of Europe's premier academic and
research institutions [4]. The recently established elite graduate
program in Data Science [5] bundles research in data science across
various institutes and attracts excellent students from all over the
world. Besides, Munich is a beautiful metropolis with high recreational

Your application should include a cover letter (~one page), a CV, and
contact information of at least two referees. Please submit your
application documents (as one PDF file) to mgw at stat.uni-muenchen.de. We
particularly welcome applications by female candidates. Disabled
applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled

If you have any questions before submitting your application, please contact

Prof. Dr. Moritz Grosse-Wentrup
Department of Statistics
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Ludwigstr. 33, 80539 München, Germany
Phone: +49-89-2180-3847
mgw at stat.uni-muenchen.de

[1] http://www.datascience.statistik.uni-muenchen.de
[3] http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/west/
[5] http://www.m-datascience.mathematik-informatik-statistik.uni-muenchen.de

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