Monday, October 15, 2012

[Comp-neuro] Postdoc position in computational auditory neuroscience, Oldenburg, Germany

The cluster of excellence Hearing4all: Models, Technology and Solutions for Diagnostics, Restoration and Support of Hearing  at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (in collaboration with Medizinische Hochschule Hannover and Leibniz Universität Hannover) is seeking to fill as soon as possible the position of a

Postdoctoral Research Associate  in the Field of Computational Auditory Neuroscience

in the prospective Department of Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The position is available from 1 November 2012, for initially 2 years, with prospect for continuation for up to 3 more years. Payment is depending on previous experience (German TV-L E13, full time). The position is suitable for part-time work.

A paramount goal of the cluster of excellence Hearing4all ( is to transform audiology into an "exact" science based on the interplay between experiment and theory as well as between basic science and clinical research. In this framework the successful candidate is expected to contribute to one of the main research goals of the cluster, the development of a common model framework linking human, animal and model data. Working in close collaboration with experimental neuroscientists, clinicians and other theoreticians, tasks of the candidate will be
- to develop physiologically realistic models of auditory information processing (e.g. networks of spiking neurons)
- to analyze neural coding on different levels of the auditory system
- and to establish interfaces for the integration of statistical, effective and physiological model approaches present in the cluster.

Candidates are expected to have an academic university degree in the field of computer science, neuroscience, bioengineering, physics or a related discipline and have shown their ability to perform excellent scientific work, usually demonstrated by the outstanding quality of their Doctorate/PhD research and a good publication record. We are seeking candidates with strong analytical, modeling and programming skills. Preference will be given to applicants with neuroscience background. In particular knowledge about the auditory system of animals and / or humans would be a clear advantage.

The University of Oldenburg strives to increase the proportion of women in science, so we especially encourage female candidates to apply. Handicapped applicants will be given preference if equally qualified.
Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, list of potential referees, links to recent publications and copies of certificates for academic grades to Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät V, Exzellenzcluster "Hearing4all" , Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier, 26111 Oldenburg or as an email attachment to the office of the cluster of excellence ( Application by email is preferred.
Prof. Jutta Kretzberg ( can be contacted for further questions regarding the position.
Selection of candidates will start November 1st and last until the position is filled. 

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