[visionlist] Computer Scientist in Neuroscience Lab

Tomáš Kazmar Tomash.Kazmar at seznam.cz
Mon Nov 12 10:52:10 -05 2018

Computer Scientist / Machine Learning Specialist in Neuroscience lab

Full-time. Vienna, Austria.

The Zimmer lab in the Department of Neurobiology (University of Vienna) 
located at the IMP, part of the Vienna Biocenter Campus (https://www.imp.ac.
at/groups/manuel-zimmer/), is seeking for a highly motivated computer 
scientist. Our lab is interested in how neural network dynamics in the brain
perform computations to process information. This is the key problem in 
neuroscience puzzling researchers world- wide. We are taking a holistic 
approach to solve this problem, using a whole brain activity imaging 
technique, in a small model animal called C. elegans. We are able to record 
the activity of every single neuron, in real-time, while animals are freely 
behaving. This is impossible in any other model system, but key to 
understand how the brain functions. The challenge is to extract meaningful 
results from these complex datasets, here is where your role will be 

What you will do

●  Develop state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning algorithms 
for data extraction from 4D image volumes.

●  Develop machine learning approaches for classification of anatomical 

●  Implementation and evaluation of computational approaches for the 
analysis of animal behavior andhigh dimensional time-series of neuronal 

●  Communicate your results to biologists, physicists, mathematicians.

●  Support the team with your computational skills.

What we expect

●  PhD degree or professional working experience in computer science or 
related subject

●  Experience and strong interest in computer vision, machine learning

●  Working knowledge of Python, MATLAB

●  Familiarity with Linux & bash scripting

●  Interest in biology and neuroscience in particular

●  Independent, out-of-the-box thinking

●  Willingness to learn new things

What we can offer

●  Challenging projects in a high profile scientific environment.

●  International interdisciplinary team.

●  Professional development.

●  Flexible working hours.

●  Starting date: as soon as possible.

Please submit your application to Prof. Dr. Manuel Zimmer (manuel.zimmer@
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