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Postdoctoral position in Computational Neuroscience of Social Decision-Making

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Social Neuroscience Team, an innovative collaborative project between groups of Fred Wolf (Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Campus Institute Dynamics of Biological Networks) and Alex Gail, Igor Kagan and Stefan Treue (Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, German Primate Center, http://www.dpz.eu/cnl), in Goettingen, Germany. The focus of the research is on theoretical foundations, computational modeling and analysis of behavioral and neurophysiological signals underlying social decision-making in humans and nonhuman primates (e.g. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/314500v4). The scientist will collaborate closely with the experimentalists, who work on elucidating the neural basis supporting primate interactions in dynamic sensorimotor settings. Further scientific exchange within the Leibniz ScienceCampus Primate Cognition (https://www.primate-cognition.eu) will ensure a broad interdisciplinary framework for networking and cooperation.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience, Physics, Mathematics, Data Science or Engineering, an excellent research record, and a drive to work independently and collaboratively to solve conceptual and computational challenges, are encouraged to apply. A strong quantitative and theoretical skillset is a must, prior experience in cognitive sciences or neuroscience, and a background in relevant modeling and analysis of behavioral or neurophysiological data are a plus. Please send applications (letter of interest, CV and the names and contact information of two referees), or request for additional information, to compneuro-postdoc(at)dpz.eu.


Postdoctoral position in cognitive and systems neuroscience

Postdoctoral positions in systems and cognitive neuroscience are available to study information processing in the visual cortex of man and monkey in the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the German Primate Research Center, headed by Stefan Treue.

Research in the laboratory focuses on the neural basis of visual attention and of visual motion perception. We use a combination of extracellular recordings (including pharmacological manipulations, multi-electrode recordings, optogenetics) from the visual cortex of behaving rhesus monkeys, human visual psychophysics, and computational neural modeling.

The ideal applicant would have programming experience (MATLAB, C), experimental skills (either in electrophysiological recordings from awake animals or human psychophysics), and a strong quantitative background (statistics, modeling, data analysis, math, physics, engineering).

Please send CV, the names of two or three referees, and representative publications to the address listed below. Email applications and inquiries are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Treue
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
German Primate Center
Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Goettingen, Germany

Email: Postdoc Application

PhD positions

The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of Prof. Stefan Treue, the Sensorimotor Group of Prof. Dr. Alexander Gail and the Decision and Awareness Group of Dr. Igor Kagan invite applications for PhD positions.

In our laboratories we investigate the neural basis of visual attention, visual motion perception, sensorimotor processing, spatial cognition, decision making, and neuroprosthetics. We focus primarily on extracellular recordings from the cerebral cortex and thalamus of non-human primates and on human psychophysics. Additionally, functional imaging of brain activity in non-human primates, including associated studies in humans, and computational neural modeling play an important role in our research. 

As part of the Center for System Neuroscience (CSN) and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) we offer a stimulating, multi-disciplinary research environment with a strong background in both, experimental and computational neuroscience. Students can choose among multiple neuroscience PhD programs of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB).

We look for highly motivated students with a strong interest in system neuroscience. A degree in neuroscience, physics, engineering, biology, psychology, or related fields and a good command of English are required. Experience in programming is of significant advantage.

For your application please use our application form and send it via email, together with the required documents listed in the form, as a single pdf file attachment.

Email: PhD Application

The German Primate Center is an equal opportunity employer.