Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Göttingen/Germany

11 January 2021

Ph.D. Student in Göttingen/Germany

Job ID
28182
Place
Göttingen/Germany

Description

A PhD position is available in the lab of Jan Clemens at the European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen, Germany. The position is part of a DFG funded joint project with Matthias Hennig (Berlin) in the priority program "Evolutionary Optimization of Neuronal Processing" (SPP 2205).

The project will investigate how pattern recognition networks support the evolution of behavioral diversity, using acoustic communication in crickets as a model system. Building upon existing behavioral and circuit models, we will characterize the nonlinear mapping from circuit parameters to behavior using machine learning. We will combine large behavioral data sets from more than 20 different species, phylogenetic information, and computational modelling to investigate the evolutionary process that shaped the behavior in this species group. Hypotheses produced in the modelling approach will be tested with experimental collaborators in Berlin.

The position is for 4 years. The successful candidate will join one of the many excellent graduate schools on the Göttingen Campus. In addition, the candidate will be embedded in the diverse community formed by the members of SPP 2205.

Job Information

Closing date:
2021-02-15
Employment start date:
2021-04-01
Contract length:
4 years
Institution:
ENI
Department:
Neural Computation and Behavior

Contact Information

Jan Clemens
Grisebachstr. 5
37077 Göttingen, Germany
Phone
+49 551 39-61351
Email
clemensjan@googlemail.com

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