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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.

Postdoctoral position

The Sensorimotor Group at the German Primate Research Center investigates the neural bases of decision making (see, for example, Klaes et al. , Neuron 2011), action planning (e.g. Westendorff et al., JNeurosci 2010), and Neuroprosthetics (e.g. Lewis et al., IEEE Tansactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 2013). We primarily use a combination of extracellular recordings from primate sensorimotor cortex and human psychophysics, but also engage in functional brain imaging and computational neural modeling.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a fundamental interest in systems neuroscience and the above-mentioned fields of research. The applicant should have a very good command of the English language and have substantial relevant experience either in electrophysiological recordings from awake animals, human psychophysics, or neuronal modeling. The applicant should further have experience in computer programming, primarily in Matlab, ideally also in C++.

The DPZ is an equal opportunity employer.

Email application and inquiry are encouraged. Please send CV, the names of two or three referees, representative publications, and the GDPR-Consent form to the address listed below:

Prof. Dr. Alexander Gail
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Sensorimotor and Neuroprosthetics Group
German Primate Center Kellnerweg 4
37077 Goettingen, Germany

Email: Postdoc-Application