The research group Neurocomputation of Prof. Dr. Pascal Nieters at the Institute of Cognitive Science invites applications for

1 Research Assistant (m/f/d)
(Salary Level
E 13 TV-L, 65%)

to be filled as soon as possible for a period of 4 years.

Description of Responsibilities:

The position involves active participation in the research activities of the VW-funded Project “Structicity: Multi-level STRUCTure and plastICITY in large-scale spiking neural networks for event-based sensing“. By combining multi-compartment, structured single neuron models and large-scale structurally adaptive network simulations, the project aims to investigate the contribution of structure and structure formation to learning and plasticity in a multi-task setting.

Required Qualifications:

  • An academic degree (Master/Diploma) in a relevant field (e.g. cognitive science, theoretical/computational neuroscience, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.).
  • Experience and strong research interests in one or more area(s) of:

    • theoretical and computational neuroscience
    • machine learning with spiking neural networks
    • dynamics of single neuron computation and dendritic trees

  • Excellent scientific programming skills, ideally in the Python as well as Julia programming languages (including simulation libraries such as Brian2 or DifferentialEquations.jl)
  • An excellent command of the English language in written and spoken form

Osnabrück University is a family-friendly university and is committed to helping working/studying parents balance their family and working lives.

Osnabrück University seeks to guarantee equality of opportunity for women and men and strives to correct any gender imbalance in its schools and departments.

If two candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to the candidate with disability status.

Applications with the usual documentation should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF-file to the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science (office@ikw.uni-osnabrueck.de) no later December 10, 2023. Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Pascal Nieters (pascal.nieters@uni-osnabrueck.de).