Monday, November 11, 2013

[Comp-neuro] Job offer: PhD student in computational neuroscience in Jülich, Germany

Dear all,

we are are seeking another PhD student in computational neuroscience -
please find more information below.

Kind regards,



Dr. Martina Reske
Scientific Coordinator

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience &
Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-6)
Theoretical Neuroscience
Jülich Research Centre and JARA
Jülich, Germany
Tel. +49.2461.611916
Fax. +49.2461.619460

In the framework of the Klinische Forschergruppe (KFO) 219
"Basalganglien-Kortex Schleifen: Mechanismen pathologischer
Interaktionen und ihrer therapeutischen Modulation" (Basal
ganglia-cortex loops: Mechanisms of pathologic interactions and their
therapeutic modulation) we have an open PhD student position in work
package 9: "Mathematical modeling of development and suppression of
pathological activation in basal ganglia – cortex loops".

This project focuses on the generation of pathological beta band
oscillations in basal ganglia and their susceptibility to suppression by
means of pharmacological challenges or deep brain stimulation.
Specifically, this projects aims to model dynamics in basal ganglia –
thalamus – cortex loops drawing on computational neuroscience approaches
and data deriving from other work packages within the research consortium.

We are seeking for a candidate with a master's degree in physics,
mathematics or computer science. The candidate will develop microscopic
network models and will be supervised by the projects leaders,
particularly by a postdoctoral fellow supervising the entire work
package as well as Prof. Morrison. Programming expertise is appreciated.
The candidate will be primarily based at the Jülich Research Center to
foster interactions with theoretical neuroscientists. In addition, the
candidate is expected to work jointly with project partners at the
University Clinic of Cologne.

We offer a position in a creative and international team, themes ranging
from computational neuroscience to simulation technology. The Jülich
Research Center is one of the largest research centers in Germany, with
excellent scientific equipment, located on a green campus, and near the
cultural centers Köln, Düsseldorf, and Aachen.

The PhD position is available for 3 years, starting as soon as possible.

Applications, including a motivation letter, CV, publication list,
copies of university certificates, and one reference letter should be
sent as a single PDF email attachment (max. 10MB) mentioning the
internal reference code KFO219-TP9 latest until December 1st, 2013, to
should be sent to:

Dr. Martina Reske ( – Scientific Coordinator

Project leaders will be:
Prof. Dr. Markus Diesmann &
Prof. Dr. Abigail Morrison &
Dr. Tom Tetzlaff
Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6)
Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-6)
Jülich Research Center and JARA
52425 Jülich, Germany

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Juelich
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Juelich
Eingetragen im Handelsregister des Amtsgerichts Dueren Nr. HR B 3498
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt

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