Tuesday, November 5, 2013

[Comp-neuro] Ph.D., PostDocs and Junior Fellows for Max-Planck Hebrew University Center in Brain Research

Call for Application

Max-Planck Hebrew University Center
Ph.D. students, post-docs and Junior Fellows Program in Brain Research
October 2013
The Max Planck  Society  and  the  Hebrew  University  have  established  new  Center  for Sensory Processing of the Brain in Action, which will support collaborative research between the Edmond  and Lily Safra Center  for BraiSciences  (ELSC)  in Jerusalem  and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Neurobiology in Martinsried (Munich). The Center's goal is to advance our understanding othe  neural  mechanisms  osensory  processing  iits  behavioral  context. Principal investigators of the Center are: On the Israeli side- Idan Segev (Director) sensory processing in dendritic modules, Haim Sompolinsky theory of neuronal circuits, Adi Mizrahi sensory coding and plasticity in the mammalian brain. On the German side- Tobias Bonhoeffer (Director) synaptic plasticity in the behaving brain, Alexander Borst motion processing in the fly visual system, Bert Sakmann cortical columns in vivo and in silico. For further information about the center see:  http://elsc.huji.ac.il/max-planck

To meet its goals, the Center is seeking Ph.D. students and postdoc candidates who will perform a joint research among the teams mentioned above, as well as for candidates for a Junior Fellows Program. Each Junior Fellowship is a three-year position (renewable up to five years) for independent experimental and/or theoretical research.

The Junior Fellow will establish his/her research program either at ELSC (Jerusalem) and/or at the MPI (Martinsried). It should be within the broadly defined interest and context of the research groups mentioned above. Fellowships include in addition to a comfortable monthly compensation, budgets for  (1) equipment, (2)  the support of a graduate student, and (3)  travel between the Israeli  anGerman  sites.  Fellows are expected to facilitate the collaboration between the two institutions as well as  to  participate  in  video-conferenced  seminars,  periodic meetings, and joint advanced courses. They will be jointly mentored by Israeli and German Principal Investigators and will benefit from the excellent scientific and technical infrastructure, as well as the exciting intellectual atmosphere in ELSC and MPI.
Candidates must have advanced training  in  either  experimental  ocomputational neuroscience.
Interested candidates are invited to send their CV as well as a short research statemento Prof. Tobias Bonhoeffer (tobias.bonhoeffer@neuro.mpg.de)  and to Prof. Idan Segev (idan@lobster.ls.huji.ac.il) in addition to soliciting three letters of reference to be sent to the above addresses.

Idan Segev
Institute of Life Sciences, Department of Neurobiology Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC) 
and Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The David & Inez Myers Chair in Computational Neuroscience
The Hebrew University, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram
Jerusalem, 91904, Israel.
Tel: (972)- 2- 6585984 (lab.)
Fax: (972)- 2- 6586296 (lab.)

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