PhD Student (m/f/div) – Neural Information Flow

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  • Germany
  • Posted 1 week ago


The Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology of Behaviour – caesar (MPINB) is a neuroethology institute positioned in Bonn that research how the collective exercise of the huge numbers of interconnected neurons within the mind provides rise to the plethora of animal behaviors. Our analysis spans a wide variety of scales from the nano-scale imaging of mind circuitry, to large-scale practical imaging of mind circuitry throughout habits, to the quantification of pure animal behaviors.

The Analysis Group „Neural Info Move“ is doing analysis on the final ideas of sign compression, consideration and context-dependency in neural methods. To do that we think about the foraging habits of the roundworm C. elegans.
To assist our analysis we’re on the lookout for a

PhD Scholar (m/f/div)
 Neural Info Move

to hitch us as quickly as doable.

    The Mission

    Our lab is broadly all in favour of understanding how two behaviors (feeding and locomotion) are coupled and the neural circuits concerned on this coupling. For a newly funded challenge, we’re on the lookout for a scholar all in favour of engaged on making a ‘digital actuality’ setup for worms to analyze collective foraging habits. This challenge entails a mixture of setup improvement and programming, behavioral assays and picture evaluation.

    Your {qualifications}

    • A masters diploma in neuroscience, biophysics, physics, bodily chemistry, engineering, pc science or associated fields
    • Good data of at the least one programming language for knowledge evaluation (Python most well-liked) and a robust curiosity in quantitative approaches for describing habits and neural circuits
    • Curiosity within the evaluation of enormous knowledge units, in addition to in utilizing fashionable strategies for knowledge evaluation, for instance machine studying
    • Curiosity in constructing and creating personalized scientific devices

    What we provide:

    • A cutting-egde analysis atmosphere
    • Nice working environment and a multidisciplinary, worldwide workforce
    • Wage in keeping with the Max Planck rules
    • Worker advantages (further to 30 days of vacation two extra days off at christmas eve and new 12 months’s eve, subsidised job ticket), a family-friendly tradition, and versatile working hours

      MPINB is dedicated selling equal alternatives and variety. We welcome purposes from all backgrounds, no matter gender, ethnicity, incapacity or sexual orientation. We’re aiming to extend the share of girls in areas the place they’re under-represented. We due to this fact explicitly encourage ladies to use. Handicapped individuals with comparable {qualifications} obtain preferential standing.

      Please add your CV, a letter of motivation and a pattern of your work (e.g., M.Sc thesis, github profile, publication) to our utility portal.

      When you’ve got any additional questions, please contact:
      Dr. Monika Scholz, monika [email protected]

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