Open PhD position
Computational Neurosciences / Complex Dynamical Systems
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD position
in the Lab of Claudius Gros at the Institute for Theoretical
Physics, Frankfurt University, Germany.
We are developing new models and generative principles for the brain
using a range of toolsets from dynamical systems theory and computational
neurosciences. Examples are new objective functions and generating
functionals for the sensori-motor loop, transient state dynamics and
self-limiting Hebbian plasticity rules. Several subjects are available for the
announced PhD thesis including the generation of attractor metadynamics
through short-term synaptic plasticity and/or the generation of motor
primitives through self-organized embodiment within the sensori-motor
loop. The work will include analytical investigations and numerical
simulations of neural networks and/or of simulated robots, using the
toolset of dynamical systems theory.
Fields: computational neurosciences, complex systems theory
neural networks, simulated robotics, dynamical systems.
The candidate should have a Diploma/Master in physics with an excellent
academic track record and good computational skills. Experience or strong
interest in the fields of complex systems, computational neurosciences,
dynamical systems theory and/or artificial or biological cognitive systems is
expected. The degree of scientific research experience is expected to be on the
level of a German Diploma/Master.
The appointment will start early 2017, for up to three years. Interested
applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, and
arrange for letters of reference to be sent to
Application deadline: January 13, 2017
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