[visionlist] PhD / Postdoc in Computational Neuroscience, Tuebingen, Germany

Compsens compsens at medizin.uni-tuebingen.de
Wed Aug 9 07:12:49 -04 2017


PHD / POSTDOC POSITION: DEEP LEARNING ARCHITECTURES FOR HIERARCHICAL  
MOTOR CONTROL

(Hertie Institute / Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of  
Tuebingen, Germany)

The Section for Computational Sensomotorics at the Center for  
Integrative Neurosciences (CIN) and the Hertie Institute for Clinical  
Brain Research (HIH) at the University of Tuebingen invites  
applications for a PhD student/ Postdoc for a project on the learning  
of hierarchical neural models for motor control. The position is  
funded for within a collaborative project with M.I.T. (Cambridge, MA),  
the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel), and Northeastern University  
(Boston, USA). Salary is according to German DFG standards.

The goal of the project is to develop biologically-inspired  
machine-learning techniques for the modeling of hierarchical  
representations in motor control, specifically exploiting new  
techniques from the field of Deep Learning.

What we offer:
•possibility to obtain a PhD in Neuroscience in the international  
Graduate Training Center for Neuro-science in Tuebingen (offering > 40  
courses in almost all relevant fields of neuroscience and ML)
•top scientific environment (HIH among top 3 European institutions for  
clinical brain research; CIN is a Research Cluster as part of German  
Excellence Initiative; Bernstein Center for Computational  
Neuroscience; Tuebingen hosts 3 Max Planck Institutes: Biological  
Cybernetics, Intelligent Systems, and Developmental Biology)
•close collaborations with leading international partners in neuro-  
and computer science

What we are looking for:
•person with Masters degree in Computational Neuroscience or a related  
discipline (Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics,  
Cognitive Science, Mathematical Psychology, etc.)
•highly-motivated person with enthusiasm for research, high degree of  
independence, and motivation of self-driven pursuit of difficult  
problems
•strong mathematical background and basic programming skills (at least  
in C++ , MATLAB or Python); willingness to learn relevant techniques  
and software for deep learning, and the simulation of biological neurons
•interest in motor control and related technical applications
•English speaking and writing skills.

Committed to Equal Opportunities.

Interested candidates should send their application, including a CV,  
all marks from studies, 2 letters of reference, and a short research  
statement of about one half page (explaining how your skills might  
support a project on learning of hierarchies in motor control) to:

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    Prof. Dr. Martin Giese
    Section for Theoretical Sensomotorics, Dept. for Cognitive Neurology
    Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research &  Center for  
Integrative Neuroscience
    University of Tuebingen, Otfried-Müller Str. 25, D-72076 Tuebingen
    GERMANY

    Tel.: +49 7071 2989124
    Email: martin.giese at uni-tuebingen.de
    Web: http://www.compsens.uni-tuebingen.de/







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