Job ID: 6062

Ph.D. Student in Braunschweig/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Employment Start Date: 7 January 2021

City: Braunschweig

Country: Germany

Institution: Technical University of Braunschweig



PhD Position in Computational Neuroscience

We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student to analyze, model, and possibly predict neural activity. In the PhD project, the candidate will analyze activity patterns of nerve cells throughout the entire zebrafish brain obtained by advanced imaging techniques such as light sheet microscopy.

To this end, you will develop deep learning approaches within a Python framework. Since the imaging datasets are usually large (in the terabyte range), GPU-based methods to accelerate data processing routines will be implemented together with existing frameworks such as advanced normalization tools (ANTs). In addition, the candidate should be interested in working in an interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research area together with engineers, biologists, and data scientists.

You should have a very good knowledge in coding (in particular Python) and computation in general. Ideally, you already have experience in the implementation of deep learning techniques and the simulation and modeling of neuronal networks. Prior knowledge in biology or microscopy is not necessary, but a keen interest in neuroscience is encouraged. You will work in an international team together with neurobiologists and microfluidic engineers; thus solid conversation skills in English is required.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Reinhard Köster (, and must contain a motivation letter including contact information for two references, a curriculum vitae, and copies of bachelor and master degrees.

Further information can be obtained here


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