[visionlist] PhD / PostDoc positions in the area of machine learning with spiking neurons
davrot at neuro.uni-bremen.de
Mon Nov 28 12:18:33 -04 2022
The Computational Neuroscience group at the University of Bremen headed
by Prof. Dr. Klaus Pawelzik offers - under the condition of job release
- at the earliest possible date a position until February 28, 2025
*Research Assistant /Postdoc in Computational Neuroscience (f/m/d)*
German federal pay scale E13 TV-L (100 %)
for the research project
*Efficient Implementation of Spike-by-Spike Neural Networks using
Stochastic and ApproximativeTechniques*
The overarching goal of our project is to improve the efficiency of
spiking artificial neural networks using hardware and algorithmic
approximation techniques. Specifically, the project focuses on
Spike-by-Spike networks since they offer a balance between computational
requirements and biological realism which keeps the advantages of the
biological networks while enabling a compact technical realization. To
fully take advantage of the unique features of SbS in terms of
robustness and sparseness, dedicated hardware architectures are required.
You would join in with numerical simulations, theoretical analyses, as
well as through the development of new ideas and approaches for boosting
the performance and capabilities of the Spike-By-Spike model.
Furthermore, you would also work on combining Spike-By-Spike networks
with non spiking deep neuronal networks into hybrid models.
Details can be found at
Ideal candidates have a master's or doctorate degree in Computational
Neurosciences, Physics, Computer Sciences or in related fields. They
must have a strong background in mathematics, programming (preferably in
Python/Matlab), and machine learning as well as an intense interest in
neuroscience. An optimal candidate should not be afraid of cooperating
with engineers, since this is a joint project with a focus on hardware
development. Above all, he/she must have a strong motivation, a sense
for responsibility, a distinct desire to learn, and the ability to
proactively collaborate in an international research environment.
Fluency in English is required (both written and spoken).
The Theoretical Neurophysics Lab offers a good working atmosphere,
direct involvement in international research and attractive facilities.
The university is family-friendly, diverse and sees itself as an
international university. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless
of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief,
disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.
As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female
employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In
case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification priority will be
given to disabled persons.
Please explicitly address each of the specified requirements in the
application. Detailed instructions are described below. Please send your
application documents (motivation letter, CV, copy of your degree
certificates including high school, list of skills, awards,
publications, contact details of two academic reference) until December
9th, 2022 by indicating the job id A326/22 to:
University of Bremen FB1
Theoretical Neurophysics lab
Secretary of Prof. Dr. Klaus Pawelzik
Mrs Agnes Janßen
Hochschulring 18, Cognium
Tel.: +49 421 218 62000
in electronic form in a summarized PDF file via e-mail:
ajanssen at neuro.uni-bremen.de.
For questions of the research project please contact:
Prof. Dr. Klaus Pawelzik, E-Mail: pawelzik at neuro.uni-bremen.de
See also for general information on this topic:
_Detailed instructions for applicants_
Your application must comprise:
Your 1-2 page essay should reply the following questions:
• What is your background? In which fields have you worked before and
how do you think this can be useful for the present job?
• What attracts you to the field of computational neuroscience?
• Which problem(s) in computational neuroscience are you most interested in?
• What is your motivation to join our project?
• What are your plans for your future career?
Send a classical tabular CV with your contact details, and all stages of
education and employment.
*List of skills, awards, publications*
List your skills, especially proficiency in languages (including the
level of proficiency), that you think might be useful for the job. Also
list awards you might have got and peer-reviewed papers, in case there
*Contact details of two academic references*
One of the references should be your MSc advisor. Please contact the
references prior to listing their names so that they are not surprised
if they get contacted.
Your application can be in English or German, whatever language you are
more familiar with.
*Dr. David Rotermund*
*University of Bremen*
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Faculty 01 Physics/Electrical Engineering
Hochschulring 18, D-28359 Bremen
Cognium, room 2450
Tel. +49 421 218-62003
Fax +49 421 218-62014
davrot at neuro.uni-bremen.de
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