[Comp-neuro] PhD Position in Computational Neuroscience and Neuroimaging at Jülich Research Centre (Germany)

Oleksandr Popovych o.popovych at fz-juelich.de
Wed Jul 3 09:58:27 CEST 2019

PhD Position in Computational Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
at Jülich Research Centre and University of Düsseldorf, Germany

One PhD position is available in computational neuroscience with a focus on
mathematical modeling of brain dynamics based on neuroimaging data in the lab
of Prof. Dr. Simon Eickhoff  at Jülich Research Centre and University of
Düsseldorf in Germany. The PhD candidate will work on projects involving
large-scale dynamical brain models derived from multimodal neuroimaging data
(structural, functional & diffusion magnetic resonance imaging, MRI)  combined
with numerical simulations and analysis of model dynamics and parameter space.
We are specifically looking for candidates with training in applied
mathematics/computational neuroscience or related fields and experience in
programming and numerical simulation of neuronal models/nonlinear dynamical
systems. The candidate will be responsible for preparation of necessary
neuroimaging data, derivation, validation and analytical and numerical
investigation of the whole-brain dynamical models, and writing manuscripts for
publication. The position provides an opportunity to work in an
interdisciplinary environment and training in mathematical modeling of
neuroimaging data and methods for data analysis.

More details on the lab:  http://www.fz-juelich.de/inm/inm-7/EN/


Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Physics,
Engineering, Computer Science or a related field.

Experience with programming languages such as C/C++/CUDA/Python/Matlab/R.

Familiarity with numerical simulations of nonlinear dynamical
systems/differential equations/neuronal models. Experience with parallel
programming and simulations on high-performance computational clusters will
be a plus.

Experience with neuroimaging data processing and analysis and related
software  packages (FSL, SPM, MRtrix, etc.) will be of advantage.

Strong English-language writing & communication skills.

To apply:

Please send your CV, names of two referees, one-page letter of motivation
(emphasizing any related work/projects), up to 3 representative publications
and/or examples of program code, if available, to Dr. Oleksandr Popovych via
email (o.popovych at fz-juelich.de). Please mention “PhD application CNS” in the

PD Dr. Oleksandr Popovych

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-7: Brain and Behaviour)
Research Centre Jülich
52425 Jülich, Germany
Tel:  +49 2461 61 3332
eMail:  o.popovych at fz-juelich.de

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Juelich
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Juelich
Eingetragen im Handelsregister des Amtsgerichts Dueren Nr. HR B 3498
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Volker Rieke
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt

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