PhD or postdoctoral researcher positions (all genders welcome)

Updated: 21 days ago

PhD or postdoctoral researcher positions (all genders welcome)
Stellen-ID: 2848
Facility: Institute of Computer Science
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Alexander Ecker
0551 39-21272
Date of filling: As soon as possible
Application deadline: 31.12.9999

The Neural Data Science Lab (Prof. Ecker) and the Machine Learning Lab (Prof. Sinz) of the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Göttingen invite applications for
PhD or postdoctoral researcher positions (all genders welcome)
Positions are full-time (currently 39,82 hours/week) up to salary level TV-L E14 initially for three years, with the possibility of extension.
Projects are in the area of data science and computational neuroscience. You will develop and apply modern methods from machine learning and computer vision to analyze animal behavior or fundamental cognitive functions and their neural mechanisms.
Your profile

  • Strong background in either machine learning (especially deep learning) and computer vision or cognitive science and computational neuroscience to solve challenging scientific problems
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Very good command of the English language
  • For postdoctoral researchers: PhD in a relevant field and ability to lead a small team of PhD students

What we offer
  • A highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, team-oriented research environment.
  • You will be integrated into a thriving scientific environment with several Collaborative Research Centers, the Campus Institute Data Science. Collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, German Primate Center and international partners at Stanford University is possible and encouraged.
  • We value diversity and equality, and provide a family-friendly, diverse and international environment.

Please submit your application as a single pdf with the usual documents (motivation letter, curriculum vitae, university degrees, transcript of records, contact details of up to two referees) electronically to


For questions about the position, please contact the respective principal investigator at the email addresses stated above.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

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