Fully funded PhD position in complex systems/theoretical neurosciences

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 18:10

I would like to bring your attention to our PhD-program in
Complex Dynamical Systems Theory / Computational Neurosciences

At the Institute for Theoretical Physics,
       Goethe University Frankfurt

  Field(s): complex systems theory, computational neurosciences
            neural models and networks, dynamical systems

  Application deadline: April 27, 2014

  Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Claudius Gros

  E-mail: cgr@itp.uni-frankfurt.de

  Address: Institute for Theoretical Physics,
           Goethe University Frankfurt,

  Job description:
  Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD position at the
  Institute for Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt University.

  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, attractor
  metadynamics, transient state dynamics and self-limiting
  Hebbian plasticity rules. Several subjects are available
  for the announced PhD thesis including studies of the
  autonomous brain dynamics and/or studies of new synaptic
  plasticity rules, like trace formulations of STDP and the
  interplay between short term synaptic plasticity and
  neural dynamics. The work will include analytical
  investigations and numerical simulations of neural models
  and neural networks, using the toolset of dynamical systems

  The candidates 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 appointments will start summer 2014, for
  up to three years.

  Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae,
  a list of publications and arrange for two letters of
  reference to be sent to the address below.

    Prof. Dr. C. Gros
    Institute for Theoretical Physics
    Goethe University Frankfurt
    Max-von-Laue-Str. 1
    60438 Frankfurt am Main