[Comp-neuro] job ad: computer scientist/scientific programmer

Ueli Rutishauser urut at caltech.edu
Mon Aug 16 10:35:04 CEST 2010

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Department of Neural Systems and Coding

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt am
Main/Germany is an innovative
and growing research facility of the Max Planck Society for the
Advancement of Science.
The Department of Neural Systems and Coding (Prof. Dr. Dr. Gilles
Laurent) is part of the
interdisciplinary neuroscience campus in Frankfurt/Riedberg where the
new MPI building is
being built. Research in the Department aims to understand the
physiology of perception with an
experimental focus centered on neural computation, neuronal coding and
integration. To support our
international team of biologists, computer scientists and physicists,
we invite applications for a full
time position as

Computer scientist/Scientific programmer

starting as soon as possible, initially with a fixed-term contract for
two years.

We seek a self-driven and interactive individual with deep commitment
to science. Excellent
knowledge of and experience with MATLAB, algorithm development, data
handling, processing and
analysis are required. We further expect strong programming skills and
experience with management,
storage and access of large datasets, Linux and, Windows or MacOS
platforms. Applicants should
be familiar with a scientific environment. Knowledge of computational
neuroscience and practice
in computer vision, image processing, object recognition, automatic
processing and control of
behavioral experiments would be of advantage.

Candidates are expected to hold a degree in a quantitative field
involving computational work, such
as computer science, physics, applied math, electrical engineering or
comparable research experience.
Graduate work at Masters or PhD level (science exposure) is a plus.

We offer a salary up to salary group 14 TVöD (Bund) (Collective Wage
Agreement for Government
Service Workers (Federal Government)) depending on qualifications and
professional experience
as well as various fringe benefits in accordance with public service
provisions. You can expect an
interesting, responsible and varied job in a young, international and
interdisciplinary team.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and is
striving to increase the proportion
of women in areas where they are under-represented. It therefore
expressly encourages female
applicants. The Max Planck Society is striving to employ more
individuals with disabilities. It
therefore expressly encourages applicants with disabilities.

Please submit your application to the
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
- Human Resources -
Deutschordenstrasse 46
60528 Frankfurt/Germany
Or apply online at: HR at brain.mpg.de


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