We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral position at the Bernstein
Center Freiburg, University of Freiburg, Germany for research on
"Controllability of biological neuronal networks"
This research will be in the framework of the new Excellence Cluster
"BrainLinks-BrainTools", an interdisciplinary research initiative in the
field of neurotechnology that was selected by the Joint Commission of the
German Research Foundation and the German Council of Science and Humanities
as a new Cluster of Excellence at the University of Freiburg.
The main goal of this project is to understand and devise mechanisms to
control the activity dynamics of neuronal networks by external stimulation.
To this end we combine tools from graph theory, dynamical systems and
control systems engineering and numerical simulations of biological neuronal
networks. Experimental data on large-scale brain connectivity and activity
to constrain the mathematical models will be available within
Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD degree in computational
neuroscience, physics, mathematics, or electrical engineering. Previous
experience in neuronal network modeling and dynamical systems is welcomed.
The postdoctoral researcher will join the group of Dr. Arvind Kumar and
Prof. Ad Aertsen, and will be part of the Bernstein Center Freiburg and
participate in the postdoctoral program of the BCF
The post-doc salary will be according to TV-L E13 the standard German
pay-scale for postdoc positions.
1. Please send your CV, a two page description of your current
research, scientific interests and goals by April 15, 2013 to the following
address: postdoc.program from bcf.uni-freiburg.de
2. Furthermore, please download our reference report form
forward it to at least 2 referees and ask them to provide their letter of
recommendation on this form.
The Bernstein Center Freiburg is an interdisciplinary research facility
comprising young researchers from mathematics, physics, electrical
engineering and biology. The research at the BCF ranges from theoretical
approaches on the function and dynamics of neuronal networks over
neuroanatomy and experimentally driven neurophysiology up to the development
of technologies for medical application.
For more info:
Dr. Arvind Kumar
Bernstein Center Freiburg
Faculty of Biology
University of Freiburg, Germany
Email: arvind.kumar from biologie.uni-freiburg.de