Job ID: 117621

Open Master, PhD Student and Postdoc positions in Computational Neuroscience

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 1 March 2024

Employment Start Date: 1 March 2024

Contract Length: depending on position

City: Bonn

Country: Germany

Institution: University of Bonn & University of Bonn Medical Center

Department: Institute of Experimental Epileptology and Cognition Research


The Tchumatchenko group at the University of Bonn Medical Center is looking for Master, PhD Students and Postdocs.

Our scientific focus in on model building and data analysis methods which we build in close collaborations with experimental labs world wide. We are one of the leading computational neuroscience teams in Europe and obtained competitive prizes and third party funding from the European Research Council, German Research Foundation and other funding schemes.

Your role:

*Postdoc position
The postdoc candidate will be involved in a computational project addressing how neurons efficiently synthesize and distribute proteins in order to ensure that these are readily available across all synapses. He/she will analyze data and model synaptic plasticity changes in order to understand health and disease states computationally. This work is centered on computational tools and includes pen-and-paper calculations, data analysis, and numerical simulations and requires an interdisciplinary mindset.

*PhD position
The PhD candidate will be conducting circuit level data analysis and modeling of neural activity states. He/she will contribute to the development of machine learning algorithms to analyse imaging data or to distinguish between behavioral activity states. This work is centered on dynamical systems methods, data analysis and numerical simulations and requires an interdisciplinary mindset.

Master students interested in conducting Master thesis research (6-12 months) related to the two projects above a welcome to apply.

Your profile

*fluency in written and spoken English
*very good interdisciplinary and interpersonal communication skills
*Master or PhD degree (depending on position) in a quantitative field (incl. physics, mathematics, computer science, machine learning, computational biology, neuroscience, life-sciences etc.) with a clear motivation to make an impact in neuroscience and biology
*very good understanding of computational methods
*very good experience in programming
*a clear motivation for interdisciplinary research and passion for science
*ability to work independently and develop own ideas
*commitment to contribute to a supportive, welcoming and friendly team spirit

When applying please attach a CV (with a publication record) and a current copy of academic transcripts and mention at least one academic reference. We are an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented and to promote their careers. We therefore strongly encourage women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be treated in accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act. Applications from qualified candidates with proven severe disabilities and people of equal status are particularly welcome.

Contact info: Prof. Tatjana Tchumatchenko