[Comp-neuro] PhD and Postdoc positions in Frankfurt, Germany

Martin Vinck martinvinck at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 16:33:17 CEST 2019


Apologies for cross-posting:

The laboratory of Dr. Martin Vinck at the Ernst Struengmann Institute for
Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society
<http://www.esi-frankfurt.de/esi-frankfurt/>is seeking multiple Postdocs
and PhDs for experimental projects in marmoset (ideally starting early
spring of 2019).

We will study predictive processing in the visual system, test new models
of object recognition, and the contribution of different cell types to
neural coding. Data will be collected with chronic, high-density silicon
probes including wireless recordings during (freely moving) natural
behavior (using the eCube white matter system). A part of the project
involves optogenetics. Additional training in high-density
electrophysiology can be acquired by participation in projects in mice.

You will work closely together with computational scientists in our
laboratory working on deep learning and state space analyses. The main
focus of the project is the interpretation of neural activity from
artificial neural networks (in particular recurrent and predictive neural
networks) and the study of population coding.

We are looking for candidates with a biology or medicine background and
experience in behavioral training and electrophysiology.

Frankfurt is an internationally oriented city with many neuroscience
institutes in the neighbourhood, e.g. the Max Planck Institute for Brain
Research <http://brain.mpg.de/home.html>, the FIAS <https://fias.institute/>,
the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience
<https://www.izn-frankfurt.de/en/>, and the institute for Empirical
Aesthetics.

Interested candidates are invited to send their application materials in
electronic form (PDF format) to martin.vinck at esi-frankfurt.de. The first
deadline for applications is 7 of November 2019.

Applications should contain a letter of intent, a detailed curriculum
vitae, lists of university courses completed with marks obtained, and the
names of at least two scientists who can give references (or at least two
reference letters). The advertisement will be valid until positions are
filled. Positions are not yet filled.
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