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HPC Coordinator



Die GWDG sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt für das fakultätsübergreifende Campus-Institut „Dynamik biologischer Netzwerke“ eine(n)

HPC-Koordinator(in) (m/w/d)

mit einer regelmäßigen Wochenarbeitszeit von 39 Stunden. Die Vergütung erfolgt nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst (Bund); je nach Qualifikation ist eine Eingruppierung bis zur Entgeltgruppe TVöD E 14 möglich. Die Stelle ist zunächst auf zwei Jahre befristet. In gegenseitigem Einvernehmen kann sie nach Ablauf dieser Zeit entfristet werden.

Die Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (GWDG) ist eine gemeinsame Einrichtung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts und der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Sie erfüllt die Funktion eines Rechen- und IT-Kompetenzzentrums für die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und die Universität Göttingen. Ihre wissenschaftlichen Forschungsaufgaben liegen im Bereich der Angewandten Informatik. Ferner fördert sie die Ausbildung von Fachkräften für Informationstechnologie.

Zahlreiche international anerkannte Forschungseinrichtungen des Göttingen Campus bilden ein führendes Zentrum im Bereich der Neurowissenschaften in Europa. Hierzu gehören neben der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen und der Universitätsmedizin Göttingen drei Max-Planck-Institute, das European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen (ENI-G), das Deutsche Primatenzentrum (DPZ) und das Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen. Das Campus-Institut „Dynamik biologischer Netzwerke“ (CIDBN) ist ein neu gegründetes, transdisziplinäres Institut. Es wird gemeinsam von der Universität Göttingen, der Universitätsmedizin Göttingen und dem Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation getragen. Seine Mission liegt im Ausbau der Forschung an der Grenze von Mathematik, Physik und Biowissenschaften und der Entwicklung mathematischer und computergestützter Konzepte für die Analyse biologischer Netzwerke.

Aufgabenbereiche

  • Planung, Beantragung, Beschaffung, Installation, Konfiguration und Administration von HPC-Clustern und darauf abgestimmten Storage-Lösungen (File- und Datenbank-Server)
  • Entwicklung von Hard- und Softwarekonzepten für HPC-Cluster für das wissenschaftliche Hochleistungsrechnen in den Lebenswissenschaften
  • Optimierung der eingesetzten Hard- und Softwarekomponenten
  • Monitoring und Fehleranalyse an HPC-Systemen und File- und Datenbank-Servern
  • Umsetzung der durch die HPC-Cluster und Storage-Server bedingten Infrastrukturanforderungen
  • Beteiligung an HPC-Projekten des Campus-Instituts:
    • Selbstständige Entwicklung bzw. Anpassung und Pflege wissenschaftlicher Software im HPC-Bereich (Parallelisierung, Performance-Analyse und -Tuning)
    • Entwicklung, Installation, Konfiguration und Administration der Anbindung von Experimenten an die HPC- und Storage-Lösungen in Zusammenarbeit mit den Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern der beteiligten Forschungsgruppen
  • Beteiligung an campusweiten HPC-Themen

Anforderungen

  • Abgeschlossenes mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium (idealerweise mit Promotion)
  • Erfahrung mit der Administration von HPC-Clustern oder anderen Linux-Server-Farmen oder mit der effizienten Nutzung von HPC-Systemen
  • Gutes analytisches Denkvermögen
  • Selbstständige, strukturierte und systematische Arbeitsweise
  • Ausgeprägte Team- und Kommunikationsfähigkeit
  • Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift

Wünschenswert

Erfahrung bzw. Ergebnisse in einem oder mehreren der folgenden Gebiete:

  • Publikation HPC-relevanter Forschung
  • Einwerben und Management von Drittmitteln
  • Entwicklung oder Optimierung von hoch skalierenden HPC-Anwendungen
  • Erfahrung mit GPU-Programmierung (OpenCL oder Cuda)
  • Durchführung disziplinübergreifender lebenswissenschaftlicher Forschungsprojekte

Die GWDG strebt nach Geschlechtergerechtigkeit und Vielfalt und begrüßt daher Bewerbungen jedes Hintergrunds. Die GWDG ist bemüht, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt? Dann bitten wir um eine Bewerbung bis zum 20.03.2019 über unser Online-Formular unter https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/gwdgdb/age/20190221.nsf/bewerbung.

Fragen zur ausgeschriebenen Stelle beantwortet Ihnen gerne das HPC-Team
(E-Mail: hpc-team@gwdg.de) oder Herr Dr. Christian Boehme (Tel.: 0551 201-1839,
E-Mail: christian.boehme@gwdg.de).


Head of the Laboratory Neurophysics


The Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen invites applications for the position as

Head of the Laboratory Neurophysics

This position is available immediately. This is a full time position with an unlimited contract. Salary and working hours will be according to the German pay scale 14 TV-L. 

The mission of the Laboratory Neurophysics will be to study the dynamics of neurons and neuronal populations, utilizing biophysical approaches, cellular electrophysiology, and neural interface technologies. The Head of the unit will guide the operation of the laboratory, design and conduct studies, supervise scientists, develop instrumentation, and acquire independent research funding. The Laboratory Neurophysics will serve as an interface for collaborative projects at the Göttingen Campus on the dynamics of neuronal cells and populations and their control through neural interfaces. The Head of the Laboratory Neurophysics will contribute to such collaborative research projects as well as to interdisciplinary teaching and training at the faculties of biology, physics, and in the biomedical sciences. Teaching subjects will in particular include quantitative concepts and methods of experimental and theoretical neuroscience, neural interface technologies and their applications in fundamental research, neural prosthetics, and the restoration of sensory and motor function.

The successful candidate holds a Master in Science, University Diploma or equivalent, and a PhD or equivalent in biophysics, neuroscience or a related field, has a strong track record in biophysics and experimental and computational neuroscience, and an excellent publication record. We are looking for a person with in-depth experience in advanced quantitative methodologies and mathematical modelling in neuroscience/biophysics and the corresponding mathematical and programming capabilities. Experience with neural interfaces, quantitative imaging, cellular electrophysiology, molecular biology, and in vitro model systems will be essential. In order to optimally interact with partners on the Göttingen Campus, a broad range of research capabilities are expected: These include state of the art knowledge in synaptic and cellular physiology, in the biophysical basis of neural interface technologies, and in the development of instrumentation for stimulating animal and human brains. Experience with the study of cognitive and sensory-motor functions as well as with human studies will be advantageous. Neuroscience is a rapidly evolving field. We are looking for a person with the propensity to develop methods, rapidly adopt novel technologies and initiate cooperations with academic and industry partners. Experience in teaching and student supervision is required and should be documented in the application. Teaching languages are German and English.

The Göttingen Campus is a leading center of neuroscience in Europe, hosting numerous internationally renowned research institutions, including the University and its Medical Center, the five Max Planck Institutes, the European Neuroscience Institute, the German Primate Center, and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen. The Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks (CIDBN) is a newly founded transdisciplinary institute. Its mission is to foster frontier research at the border of the exact and biological sciences and to develop advanced mathematical and computational concepts for the analysis of biological networks. On the Göttingen Campus, the CIDBN closely interacts with the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, the German Primate Center, the faculties of Physics and Biology and the University Medical Center. It participates in three key research foci: Primate Cognition, Physics to Medicine and Life at the Nanoscale.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your e-mail application, preferably in one single PDF-document, including a letter of interest, your curriculum vitae, a list of publications, copies of certificates and contact information of at least two references by Feb. 28th, 2019 to simone.kleinhans@biologie.uni-goettingen.de (Subject: Neurophysics, CIDBN). Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institut fuer Zoologie und Anthropologie, Department Systems Neuroscience, Mrs Simone Kleinhans, Von-Siebold-Str. 6, 37075 Göttingen.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Yvonne Reimann via e-mail: yvonne.reimann@uni-goettingen.de.

Please note:

With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Hinweisblatt zur Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) https://www.uni-goettingen.de/hinweisdsgvo



PhD Student


The Department of Prof. Dr. Michael Wibral at the Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen invites applications for a position as

PhD Student

The position is available immediately and with the opportunity to obtain one’s doctorate. This is a part time position with a limited contract of 3 years and the possibility of extension. Salary and working hours will be according to the German grade 13 TV-L (65%, currently 25.87 hours per week).

The position will be associated with Department for Data Driven Analysis of Biological Networks (Prof. Michael Wibral) at the new Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks (CIDBN).

We are recruiting a doctoral student for an interdisciplinary research project studying the information theoretic foundations of neural computation in biological and artificial neural networks. Our group’s research encompass the design of neural networks from information theoretic first principles, the development of novel information theoretic approaches to study neural computation, and the analysis of large scale neural recordings in the context of predictive coding.

The ideal applicant should hold a Master in Science, University Diploma or equivalent in mathematics, physics, computer science, cognitive science, electrical engineering or equivalent, and a strong interest in neuroscience. We expect excellent analytical and coding skills (e.g.  python, julia,  java, C++) as well as proven skills in scientific writing (including proficiency in English). 

The Göttingen Campus is a leading center of neuroscience in Europe hosting numerous internationally renowned research institutions, including the University and its Medical Center, the three life science Max Planck Institutes, the European Neuroscience Institute, the German Primate Center, and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen. The Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks is a newly founded transdisciplinary institute. Its mission is to foster frontier research at the border of mathematics, physics, and biological sciences and to develop advanced mathematical and computational concepts for the analysis of biological networks. On the Göttingen Campus the CIDBN closely interacts with the BCCN and participates in three key research foci: Primate Cognition, Physics to Medicine and Life at the Nanoscale.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your e-mail application, preferably in one single PDF-document, including a letter of interest, your curriculum vitae with a list of publications, copies of your certificates and contact information of at least two references by Feb. 15th, 2019 or until the position is filled to e-mail address simone.kleinhans@biologie.uni-goettingen.de (Subject: PhD, CIDBN). Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Department Systems Neurobiology, Mrs Simone Kleinhans, Von-Siebold-Str. 6, 37075 Göttingen.
If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Wibral
via e-mail: michael.wibral @ uni-goettingen.de.

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Hinweisblatt zur Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) https://www.uni-goettingen.de/hinweisdsgvo



Postdoctoral Fellow


The Department of Prof. Dr. Michael Wibral at the Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen invites applications for a position as

Postdoctoral Fellow

The position is available immediately. This is a full time position with a limited contract of 2 years and the possibility of extension. Salary and working hours will be according to the German grade 13 TV-L.

The position will be associated with Department for Data Driven Analysis of Biological Networks (Prof. Michael Wibral) at the new Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks (CIDBN).

We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow for an interdisciplinary research project studying the information theoretic foundations of neural computation in biological and artificial neural networks. Our group’s research encompass the design of neural networks from information theoretic first principles, the development of novel information theoretic approaches to study neural computation, and the analysis of large scale neural recordings in the context of predictive coding.

The ideal applicant should have an excellent PhD in mathematics, physics, computer science, cognitive science, electrical engineering or equivalent, and a strong interest in neuroscience. We expect excellent analytical and coding skills (e.g.  python, julia,  java, C++) as well as proven skills in scientific writing (including proficiency in English).

The Göttingen Campus is a leading center of neuroscience in Europe hosting numerous internationally renowned research institutions, including the University and its Medical Center, the three life science Max Planck Institutes, the European Neuroscience Institute, the German Primate Center, and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen. The Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks is a newly founded transdisciplinary institute. Its mission is to foster frontier research at the border of mathematics, physics, and biological sciences and to develop advanced mathematical and computational concepts for the analysis of biological networks. On the Göttingen Campus the CIDBN closely interacts with the BCCN and participates in three key research foci: Primate Cognition, Physics to Medicine and Life at the Nanoscale.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your e-mail application, preferably in one single PDF-document, including a letter of interest, your curriculum vitae with a list of publications, copies of your certificates and contact information of at least two references by Feb. 15th, 2019 or until the position is filled to e-mail address simone.kleinhans @ biologie.uni-goettingen.de (Subject: PostDoc, CIDBN). Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach-Institut für Zoologie und Anthropologie, Department Systems Neurobiology, Mrs Simone Kleinhans, Von-Siebold-Str. 6, 37075 Göttingen.
If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Wibral via e-mail: michael.wibral @ uni-goettingen.de.

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Hinweisblatt zur Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) https://www.uni-goettingen.de/hinweisdsgvo



PhD positions Cognitive Neuroscience Lab / Sensorimotor Group / Decision and Awareness Group - German Primate Center


The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of Prof. Stefan Treue, the Sensorimotor Group (SMG) of Dr. Alexander Gail and the Decision and Awareness Group (DAG) of Igor Kagan at the German Primate Center (DPZ) in Göttingen, Germany, invite applications for several open and fully funded PhD positions.

Research in our laboratories focuses on the neural basis of higher sensory and motor functions. We focus on extracellular recordings from primate cortex and human psychophysics, but also use functional imaging and computational neural modeling
(www.dpz.eu/cnl, www.dpz.eu/smg and www.dpz.eu/dag)

As part of the Center for System Neuroscience (CSN) and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen we offer a stimulating, multi-disciplinary research environment with a strong background in both, experimental and computational neuroscience. Students can choose among multiple PhD programs of the Goettingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB).

We look for highly motivated students with a strong interest in system neuroscience. A degree in neuroscience, physics, engineering, biology, psychology, or related fields is required. Experience in programming is of significant advantage.

For your application please visit the website of the German Primate Center.

The German Primate Center is an equal opportunity employer.