[visionlist] Doctoral and Postdoctoral positions in decision-making and multi-stable perception

jobraun jochen.braun at ovgu.de
Tue Sep 1 05:27:58 -04 2020

Doctoral and Postdoctoral positions in decision-making and multi-stable perception: computational modelling, functional imaging, primate neurophysiology.

Applications are invited for doctoral and/or postdoctoral fellowships with Jochen Braun in Magdeburg, Germany.  The research will examine the neural basis of decision making and of multi-stable perception, by comparing computational models of hierarchical neural dynamics with functional imaging activity in humans.  Additionally, there will be the possibility of comparing single- and multi-unit recordings from non-human primates, in collaboration with Prof. Kristine Krug, Magdeburg, Germany.  

Candidates must have a degree in physics (or similar), and strong quantitative and writing skills.  Postdoctoral applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., neuroscience, physiology, physics). Prior experience with high-dimensional data analysis and/or with single- or multi-unit recordings from behaving vertebrates is desirable.

The initial appointments of both doctoral and postdoctoral positions will be for two years with the possibility of renewal.  Both positions are staff positions and require some teaching. Cognitive Biology is part of a large and vibrant neuroscience community (https://www.neuroscience-magdeburg.de/research/professor-jazz/ <https://www.neuroscience-magdeburg.de/research/professor-jazz/>).  Magdeburg is a lively university town with a beautiful historical centre around the river Elbe and with convenient transport links to Leipzig and Berlin.  To apply, please send a PDF file with a CV, a statement of research interests, and names of two references to jochen.braun at ovgu.de <mailto:jochen.braun at ovgu.de>.

Prof. Jochen Braun, Ph.D.
Cognitive Biology Group
Otto-von-Guericke University
Magdeburg, Germany

For further background, see

Cao et al., 2020 “Instability with a purpose: how the visual brain makes decisions in a volatile world.” bioRxiv https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.09.142497v1 <https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.09.142497v1>

Dornas et al., 2018, J Neurosci Meth “Finer parcellation reveals detailed correlational structure of resting-state fMRI signals.” J Neurosci Meth   https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016502701730376X?via=ihub <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016502701730376X?via=ihub>

Jochen Braun, PhD
Professor of Cognitive Biology

Institute of Biology
Otto-von-Guericke University
IBIO/FNW Haus 91
Leipzigerstr. 44
39120 Magdeburg

Tel.: 0391-67-55050
Email: jochen.braun at ovgu.de

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