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PhD and postdoc positions in Computational Neuroscience – Clinical Research Group KFO 219 (Germany)

link to homepageIn the framework of the Klinische Forschergruppe (KFO) 219 ´Basal ganglia-cortex loops: Mechanisms of pathologic interactions and their therapeutic modulation´ we have an open PhD student position in work package 9: ´Mathematical modeling of development and suppression of pathological activation in basal ganglia – cortex loops´. This project focuses on the generation of pathological beta band oscillations in basal ganglia and their susceptibility to suppression by means of pharmacological challenges or deep brain stimulation. Specifically, this projects aims to model dynamics in basal ganglia – thalamus – cortex loops drawing on computational neuroscience approaches and data deriving from other work packages within the research consortium.

We are seeking for a candidate with a master´s degree in physics, mathematics or computer science. The candidate will develop microscopic network models and will be supervised by the projects leaders, particularly by a postdoctoral fellow supervising the entire work package as well as Prof. Morrison. Programming expertise is appreciated. The candidate will be primarily based at the Jülich Research Center to foster interactions with theoretical neuroscientists. In addition, the candidate is expected to work jointly with project partners at the University Clinic of Cologne.

We offer a position in a creative and international team, themes ranging from computational neuroscience to simulation technology. The PhD position is available for 3 years, starting as soon as possible.

Applications, including a motivation letter, CV, publication list, copies of university certificates, and one reference letter should be sent as a single PDF email attachment (max. 10MB) mentioning the internal reference code KFO219-TP9 to should be sent to:
Dr. Martina Reske ( – Scientific Coordinator

The call is open until the position has been filled.

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