[Comp-neuro] PhD Position in Data Science and Modeling in Neuroimaging at Jülich Research Centre (Germany)

Oleksandr Popovych o.popovych at fz-juelich.de
Wed Jul 3 09:59:51 CEST 2019

PhD Position in Data Science and Modeling in Neuroimaging
at Jülich Research Centre and University of Düsseldorf, Germany

One PhD position is available in data science and computational modeling with a
focus on the data-driven analysis of 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 aiming to study the effective
connectivity of functional brain networks derived from task-based and
resting-state fMRI data. In particular, applicability, reliability and
limitations of the Dynamical Causal Modeling (DCM) approach will be investigated
in various large samples of healthy subjects and patients and compared to other
approaches. We are specifically looking for candidates with training in data
science/computational neuroscience/applied mathematics/physics or related fields
and skills in programming and big data analysis. The candidate will be
responsible for the preparation and preprocessing of the necessary fMRI data,
development and implementation of data analysis pipelines, as well as writing
manuscripts for publication. The position provides a unique opportunity to work
in an interdisciplinary environment and training in processing, analysis and
modeling of neuroimaging data.

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


Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science
or related fields.

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

Experience with programming languages such as Matlab/Python/Shell

Familiarity with mathematical data modeling, parallel programming and
simulations on high-performance computational clusters will be a plus.

Strong English-language writing & communication skills.

To apply:

Please send your CV, MA certificate, names of two referees, a 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 DCM” in the subject.

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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