The position is part of a joint project with the Drosophila Neurogenetics lab of Simon Sprecher (
The project investigates neuronal mechanisms of learning and forgetting in the fruit fly on different time scales. It combines a theoretical approach to the phenomenon of active forgetting with behavioral and neurogenetic experiments. The theory of reinforcement learning with spiking neurons shall be extended to cope with a dynamically changing environment, and a mechanistic network model shall be developed to explain behavioral data.
The position provides a highly competitive salary for a duration of 3 years, extendable, with
Ideal candidates have a PhD in computational neuroscience with a strong background in theory (machine learning, reinforcement learning, neuronal / Bayesian modeling).
Please email CV with scientific record, a statement of research interests (maximally 1 page) and 2 reference letters to Walter Senn (http://www.physio.unibe.ch/~senn/group/). Reviewing of the applications starts on