[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position at Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany

Gjorgjieva, Julijana gjorgjieva at brain.mpg.de
Mon Feb 24 17:37:12 CET 2020

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position at the Computation in Neural Circuits group at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany. We use mathematical and computational approaches to study how neural networks self-organize into functional units from a combination of mechanisms including synaptic, homeostatic and intrinsic plasticity. We investigate different levels from individual synaptic inputs on dendrites to large-scale networks of higher order cortex. We are especially interested in these aspects during cortical development before and shortly after birth when the brain is highly plastic, but general aspects of learning and memory, especially under naturalistic stimuli and behaviors are also of great interest. For our recent work, you can see our latest papers and preprints: http://cns.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=pubs

We collaborate with different experimental research groups in the US, UK, Netherlands and Germany and benefit from interactions with the strong neuroscience community in Frankfurt. Our applications range across animals from rodent to Drosophila and reptiles.

Successful applicants can choose from a range of projects including data analysis, theoretical model development and analytical calculations, numerical simulations, and applications to rich datasets from collaborating labs. Applicants should have a strong quantitative background (in mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, or related fields) and good programming skills (Matlab, C/C++ or Python).

The position can start as early as spring 2020. For more information or an informal questions, email me at gjorgjieva at brain.mpg.de<mailto:gjorgjieva at brain.mpg.de>. I will also be at Cosyne.

To apply for this position, please email the following:
1. A curriculum vitae
2. A description of research interests, including a motivation for why you chose to apply to our group
3. A writing sample, either a manuscript, thesis or code
4. Contact details for 2-3 referees

Lookin forward to your applications!

Julijana Gjorgjieva, PhD
Research Group Leader
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Max-von-Laue-Str. 4, Frankfurt
Assistant Professor of Computational Neuroscience
Technical University of Munich, WZW Freising

office: +49 69 850033 3600

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