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PhD and Postdoctoral Positions in Neuroimaging and Brain Stimulation

The research group Systems Neuroscience and Imaging in Psychiatry (SNIP), located at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany (http://www.psychiatrie.med.uni-goettingen.de/de/content/forschung/383.html), has PhD and Postdoctoral positions stating now for up to 5 years. As part of a BMBF Grant funding both basic and translational segments of a project investigating the mechanisms behind TMS to develop personalized approaches in mood disorders, the project will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technology. All necessary infrastructures for data generation, acquisition and analysis are available and running at the SNIP.

The successful candidate has a degree in either Medicine, Psychology, Biology, Computational Neuroscience, Informatics, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related field, solid experience with imaging processing and analysis using SPM, FSL or AFNI, or programming languages, particularly Matlab, or solid experience with TMS protocols. As part of the job, she/he is expected to interact with multidisciplinary teams of researches nationally and internationally, so a motivated colleague with excellent communication and writing skills is expected. Knowledge about fMRI, network analysis, or psychiatric disorders is preferred.

To apply please send a motivation letter, CV and two potential references to Dr. R. Goya-Maldonado (Sekretariat: Eiko.Lajcsak@medizin.uni-goettingen.de).


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.

PhDs and Postdocs in Theoretical Neuroscience


The newly formed Max Planck Research Group "Theoretical Neuroscience" headed by Robert Gütig is seeking highly motivated researchers (PhDs and postdocs) to study information processing in spiking neuronal networks.

We use analytical and numerical modeling techniques to identify the computational principles underlying spike based information processing and learning in central nervous systems. We focus on the role of action potential timing in subserving sensory neuronal representations and computation as well as in controlling synaptic plasticity. Open projects center around the recently developed tempotron family of spiking neuronal network models (Guetig & Sompolinsky, Nat. Neurosci. 2006) and cover a broad range of topics including mathematical analyzes of information processing in spiking neuronal networks, spike-based learning in single and multi-layer neuronal networks, sensory spike data analysis, temporal processing with short term synaptic dynamics, as well as applied development of visual and speech processing systems.

The positions are available immediately. Applicants should have a strong background in physics, mathematics, computer science, computational neuroscience or a related field and a keen interest in neurobiology and systems neuroscience. Good programming skills (C, Python, Matlab) are important and experience with numerical simulations highly beneficial. Previous exposure to neuroscience is preferred but not required. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Please send your application or further questions to Robert Gütig (guetig@em.mpg.de) including a cover letter, a detailed CV, a statement of research experiences and interests and the names and contact information of at least two referees.

Göttingen provides a vibrant and stimulating neuroscience community with a strong background in both, experimental and computational neuroscience. Graduate students can choose among a large number of PhD programs of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences.

Postdoc positions Cognitive Neuroscience Lab / Sensorimotor Group (DPZ)


The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of Prof. Stefan Treue and the Sensorimotor Group of Dr. Alexander Gail at the German Primate Center (DPZ) in Göttingen, Germany, invite applications for Postdoc positions.

Research in our laboratories focuses on the neural basis of visual attention, visual motion perception, sensorimotor processing, and neuroprosthetics. We focus on extracellular recordings from primate cortex and human psychophysics, but also use functional imaging and computational neural modeling (www.dpz.eu/cnl and www.dpz.eu/smg).

As part of the Center for System Neuroscience (CSN) and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) we offer a stimulating, multi-disciplinary research environment with a strong background in both, experimental and computational neuroscience.

Postdoc applicants should have relevant experience in system neuroscience research.

Applications should include a cover letter, short CV, list of publications, university certificates, and names (incl. contact info) of 2-3 possible references. Please send your application to application-cnl@dpz.eu (preferably as PDF document).

The German Primate Center is an equal opportunity employer.