[Comp-neuro] PhD Student / Postdoc positions in Theoretical Neuroscience, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research / Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen

Compsens compsens at medizin.uni-tuebingen.de
Wed Sep 16 12:11:07 CEST 2020


PhD Student / Postdoc positions in Theoretical Neuroscience, Hertie  
Institute for Clinical Brain Research / Center for Integrative  
Neuroscience, University of Tübingen


The positions are part of the ERC-Synergy grant RELEVANCE that  
investigates the neural and computational processing of bodies, which  
is realized in collaboration with the Universities of Leuven and  
Maastricht.

The project aims at the investigation of the computational neural  
mechanisms of the visual processing of social stimuli, combining  
theoretical modeling with experimental research in physiology and  
imaging in humans as well as in animal models (realized by the other  
partners). The theoretical work will combine neural network modeling,  
machine learning, and advanced methods for stimulus control from  
computer graphics.

We are looking for individuals with an interest, or possibly even  
partial expertise in one or multiple of the following areas:

- physiologically-inspired neural modeling or neural data analysis
- deep learning, biologically-inspired neural networks
- machine learning with applications in cognitive science
- motion capture and tracking
- computer animation, virtual reality, game engines (e.g. Unreal, Unity)

In addition, we are looking for individuals with interest to develop  
computer-animation or virtual reality technology for non-standard  
applications.

Successful students / postdocs will be integrated in the research  
taking place in the Section for Computational Sensomotorics  
(http://www.compsens.uni-tuebingen.de/), which is part of the Dept. of  
Cognitive Neurology. The group works on neural modeling, machine  
learning techniques related to social recognition, computer animation,  
and human motion modeling, e.g. realizing highly-realistic avatars and  
VR applications for experiments in neuroscience and clinical research.  
The group
is part of the CyberValley initiative (https://cyber-valley.de/) that  
links groups related to machine learning and industry applications in  
Tübingen. Talented students will have the opportunity to pursue a PhD  
in the International Max Planck Research Schools or for ‘Mechanisms of  
Mental Function and Dysfunction’ at the Graduate Training Center for  
Neuroscience (https://www.neuroschool-tuebingen.de/), or at the  
International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems  
(https://imprs.is.mpg.de/).

Requirements:

Candidates should have a (research) master degree in one of the  
following disciplines: (Biomedical) Engineering, Computer Science,  
(Cognitive) Neuroscience, Mathematics, Physics, or Computer  
Animation/Visual Effects.
In addition to these requirements, candidates should have a  
theoretical interest in the area of visual neuroscience, and  
experience with scientific programming (Matlab, Python, or any other  
language), as well as basic programing languages such as C++.

Additional information:

Section for Computational Sensomotorics, Dept. for Cognitive  
Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research & Centre for  
Integrative Neuroscience, University Clinic Tübingen.

Email: martin.giese at uni-tuebingen.de.
Web: http://www.compsens.uni-tuebingen.de/




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