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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.

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. (www.dpz.eu/index.php?id=157&L=1)

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/index.php?id=91, 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) 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 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.

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.

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.