PhD position - Social learning in mice and machines

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD position within the Excellence Cluster Science of Intelligence (TV-L E13 100%).

The project: Social learning is thought to be one of the prerequisites for the development of culture, and is broadly found throughout the animal world. The goal of the project is to join the algorithmic perspectives of imitation learning in artificial intelligence with the behavioral perspective of researchers studying social learning in mice.

You: As an applicant, we expect you to have an excellent mathematical background, very strong programming skills and a keen interest in intelligence research. The project entails a close collaboration with colleagues from behavioral biology and computer vision, so you should have the strong communication skills needed for highly interdisciplinary research. Excellent command of English - both orally and written - is a prerequisite. A background in machine learning would be an advantage.

How to apply: Please apply via this application page of the website of the Excellence Cluster Science of Intelligence. For informal inquiries, please contact Henning Sprekeler.

Postdoc position - Computational Neuroscience

Applications are invited for a PostDoc position, working on network dynamics and synaptic plasticity.

Applicants are expected to have an excellent mathematical background and very good programming skills, as well as a strong background in computational neuroscience. Excellent command of English and team spirit are essential. Duties will include contributions to the research and teaching activities of the laboratory. The salary is commensurate with experience, but relatively competitive (TV-L E13 100%).

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. To apply, please send a motivation letter, CV with publication list, relevant certificates and transcripts, as well as contact details of two references to (pdf only). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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