[visionlist] Several Post-doc and PhD positions at FIAS

Jochen Triesch triesch at fias.uni-frankfurt.de
Thu Nov 9 21:04:23 GMT 2006

* Apologies for multiple postings! *

There are openings for 2 Post-docs and 3 PhD students in Jochen
Triesch's new group at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
(FIAS, http://fias.uni-frankfurt.de/).  FIAS is a new and quickly
expanding center for theoretical research in the natural sciences. Its
focus lies on the study of complex, self-organizing systems. FIAS
is located in the new "Science City" Frankfurt-Riedberg in Frankfurt
am Main, Germany.

Our group's research areas include:
-  Neural Computation / Computational Neuroscience
-  Vision (Computer, Robot, and Human Vision)
-  Computational Models of Cognitive Development.
For recent publications see: http://fias.uni-frankfurt.de/~triesch/

Some of the positions are in the context of a recently awarded project
entitled "PLICON - plasticity and learning in cortical networks"
funded by the European Union. We will develop models of the
interaction of different forms of neural plasticity at the neuron,
network, and system levels. In particular, the project aims to study
sensory coding, perceptual learning and inference, and sensori-motor

Frankfurt has a vibrant neuroscience community and close ties exist
with other groups in Frankfurt including the Max Planck Institute for
Brain Research: http://www.mpih-frankfurt.mpg.de. Our group has
several collaborations with labs in the US and Europe.

Candidates for the PhD positions should have an excellent Masters
degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline (physics,
mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related
fields) and a keen interest in several of the lab's research areas.
Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

The post-doctoral positions will be initially for two years with the
possibility of extension. A competitive stipend will be offered.

Application materials should include:

 - resume (including date of birth, degrees, awards, publications, ...),
 - statement of research interests (1-2 pages),
 - 2-3 reference letters,

The positions are available immediately and will remain open until
filled. Reviewing of applications starts immediately. If possible,
please send materials electronically to:
  triesch at fias.uni-frankfurt.de and
  stephanie.mueller at fias.uni-frankfurt.de

Jochen Triesch, Fellow
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
triesch at fias.uni-frankfurt.de

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