[Comp-neuro] Research Position in NeuroComputing / Computational Neuroscience at TU Chemnitz (Germany)

Julien Vitay julien.vitay at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Mar 27 18:03:03 CET 2019

A PostDoc or Ph.D. position is available at the Chemnitz University of
Technology in the Department of Computer Science. The position is initially
until 31.12.2021, starting as soon as possible. The research position is
funded by the state of Saxony AI initiative.

The goal in our project is to develop brain-inspired cognitive
architectures, particularly regarding recurrent dynamics in the prefrontal
cortex and their shaping by reinforcement learning processes in the basal
ganglia. The proposed neuro-computational approach will rely on
reward-modulated recurrent networks (reservoir computing) using closed-loop
interactions with the basal ganglia and the thalamus. The model will be
tested against behavioral and physiological data and its functional
properties will be compared to classical machine learning approaches.

The ideal candidate should have prior experience in neural networks,
neurocomputing or computational neuroscience and sufficient programming
experience. Very good English reading and speaking skills are required.
German language skills are not required, but the willingness to learn
German would be useful. The salary is according to German standards (E 13
TV-L, 75%). The university is an equal opportunity employer. Women are
encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants will receive priority in case they
have equal qualifications.

Chemnitz is the third-largest city of the state of Saxony and close to
scenic mountains. Major cities nearby are Leipzig and Dresden with a rich
tradition of music and culture.

Applications should be sent by email (preferably in PDF format) to (
fred.hamker at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de) as soon as possible. Applications
will be considered until the position is filled.

Prof. Dr. Fred Hamker
Künstliche Intelligenz
Fakultät für Informatik
TU Chemnitz
09107 Chemnitz
www: https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/informatik/KI/index.php.en
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