Monday, March 24, 2014

[Comp-neuro] Research Associate position at Bernstein Centre Freiburg, Germany

Invitation for applications:

Research Associate in Computational Neuroscience and Neurotechnology
Bernstein Centre, University of Freiburg 

A research associate position ('akademischer Rat', A13Z) is available in the group of Carsten Mehring at the Bernstein Centre and the Institute of Biology 3 at the University of Freiburg, Germany. This is a new lab, established to study sensorimotor behavior and brain-machine interfaces. Research topics include: motor adaptation and skill learning; brain-machine and machine-brain interfaces; neuronal dynamics; decision making. The primary research tools are behavioural experiments, electrophysiology and neuroimaging (EEG, ECoG, fNIRS), transcranial electrical stimulation (tDCS&tACS), advanced neural signal analysis and computational modeling. We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist who has expertise in Computational Neuroscience and Neurotechnology.

This is a full-time position, with an initial 3 years fixed-term contract that can be extended by another 3 years. The salary will be according to A13. The position includes teaching duties in neuroscience, which can be carried out in English. Starting date is flexible, if possible May/June 2014.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in quantitative analysis, experience running behavioural and/or neurophysiological experiments and proficiency in programming. A PhD in a relevant field is required.

The lab is located in Freiburg (Germany), which is in the southwest of Germany close to the French and Swiss borders. Freiburg has a vibrant academic community and our group is part of the Bernstein Centre Freiburg ( and the cluster of excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools (, which provide first-class environments for research on Computational Neuroscience and Neurotechnology.

Applicants should email a CV, a letter of motivation, a short research statement (max. 1 page) and contact details for two academic references to Reviewing of applications starts on April, 15th.

Further information:
Carsten Mehring

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