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 transient state dynamics
through short-term synaptic plasticity, the study of the stationarity
principle for statistical learning and/or the generation of motor
primitives through self-organized embodiment within the sensori-motor
loop. The work will include analytic 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 must have a Diploma/Master in physics, 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 needs to be on the
level of a German Diploma/Master.
The appointment will start summer/fall 2017, for up to three years.
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a list of
publications and copies of the academic record. Name, affiliation and
email of one or more potential references are to be given.
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Application deadline: August 11, 2017
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