Max Planck Research Group Leaders

Stellenangebot vom 19. November 2018

Max Planck Research Group Leaders at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany for Independent Research Groups.

The aim of the MPI for Biological Cybernetics is to understand information processing in the brains of humans and animals. We use experimental, theoretical and computational methods to elucidate the characteristics and implementations of the cascades of plastic and recurrent interactions that transform sensory data into perceptions, memories, appropriate choices of actions, and motor output. We are richly multidisciplinary, have excellent facilities for human and animal neurophysiology and functional neuroimaging, and are building close links with neighbouring Max Planck Institutes and the University of Tuebingen that cover systems neuroscience, machine learning, and beyond. The working language of the Institute is English.

We are developing a new organizational structure that will include a substantial number of independent research groups working in relevant areas and collaborating with each other, departments at the Institute and beyond. Funding covers a set-up package, the position of the group leader (equivalent to a W2 professorship), one post-doctoral and two PhD student fellowships, a technician, secretarial support, plus consumables. It lasts in the first instance for 5 years, with the possibility of merit-based extensions for up to 4 more years.

We seek talented candidates with successful track records who are interested in coming to build a Max Planck Research Group in this environment. Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, summaries of scientific achievements and research plans, and the names and contact details of three referees. Applications should be sent in PDF format no later than 2nd January 2019 to: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an on-site interview on 27th February 2019.

The Institute and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft intend to enhance the proportion of women and minorities in areas where they are underrepresented, and they are therefore specially encouraged to apply.The Max Planck Society aims to hire more disabled people and applications of handicapped candidates are welcome.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to Peter Dayan:

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