[visionlist] PHD POSITION: COMPUTATIONAL NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VISUAL ACTION PROCESSING (Hertie Institute / Center for Integrative Neuroscience, Tuebingen, Germany)

Compsens compsens at medizin.uni-tuebingen.de
Wed Jun 20 08:02:40 GMT 2012


PHD POSITION: COMPUTATIONAL NEURAL MECHANISMS
OF VISUAL ACTION PROCESSING (Hertie Institute /
Center for Integrative Neuroscience, Tuebingen, Germany)
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The interaction between action perception and execution has
received a lot of interest in recent research in neuroscience.
The clarification of the underlying neural mechanisms
requires the tight interaction between theoretical and
experimental neuroscience.

Collaborating closely with physiologists from the
Department of Cognitive Neurology and M.I.T., we
develop physiologically inspired, probabilistic
and information-theoretical  models for the
visual processing of actions and its interaction with
motor representations. In addition, we collaborate
on the development of new experimental paradigms
in humans and monkeys to identify underlying computational
neural mechanisms exploiting advanced technologies from
computer graphics.

Ideal candidates for this position
should have:

* a Masters degree in Computer Science,
   Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Biology with
   good mathematical and reasonable programming skills
* Basic knowledge about neural networks or machine
   learning, or models of biological functions
* programming experience (Matlab, C++, or Python)
* a strong interest in theoretical and experimental
   neuroscience, and especially in higher-level
   vision and motor control
* English speaking and writing skills.

Applications with inappropriate background, e.g. in
molecular or cell biology, will not be considered.

Committed to Equal Opportunities.

The Section of Computational Sensomotorics is working
on computational and neural models of action processing,
and technical applications related to action perception and
control. Our lab is part of the Dept. of Cognitive Neurology
at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH), a
leading European institution in Clinical Neuroscience.
It is also part of the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative
Neuroscience (CIN), an Excellence cluster from the German
Research organization with more than 70 groups working
on different aspects of systems neuroscience, and of the
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Tübingen.

Please send applications preferentially electronically
(including CV, marks and 2 letters of reference)
as soon as possible to
Prof. Dr. Martin Giese, Hertie Institute
for Clinical Brain Research  & Centre for
Integrative Neuroscience, Otfried-Mueller-Str. 25,
72076 Tuebingen, Germany;
email: martin.giese at uni-tuebingen.de


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    Prof. Dr. Martin Giese

    Section for Computational Sensomotorics
    Dept. for Cognitive Neurology
    Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research &
    Center for Integrative Neuroscience
    University Clinic Tuebingen
    Otfried-Mueller-Str. 25
    D-72076 Tuebingen
    GERMANY

    Tel.: +49 7071 29 89124
    Fax: +49 7071 29 4790
    Email: martin.giese at uni-tuebingen.de
    Web: http://www.compsens.uni-tuebingen.de/

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