Computer Vision Postdoc/Phd position (2 positions)
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The openings are for systems research to foster understanding of human vision and to develop a next generation bio-inspired cognitive vision system as part of the Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology (BFNT) Frankfurt. The 'Frankfurt Vision Initiative' is part of the Bernstein Network of Computational Neuroscience funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project team is an interdisciplinary team made up of computational neuroscientists, physicists, and computer scientists.
We are looking for post-graduate students who have graduated in computer science, physics, electrical engineering, applied mathematics and/or related disciplines. For Post doc positions preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree in computational neuroscience, neurophysics, systems biology, computer vision, machine learning and/or vision based robotics. The candidates must also have sufficient breadth to work in an interdisciplinary team. Experience in software engineering of large systems will be considered a plus. In general, candidates are required to have a strong analytical background and solid programming skills. Good communication skills in English (oral and written) are essential.
The applicants will have the opportunity to interact with the following team of scientists and depending on the specific sub-area of their interest they will have one of the following scientists as their primary academic supervisor: Prof. Kaschube (Computational Neuroscience of Vision), Dr. Lücke (Computational Neuroscience and Machine Learning), Prof. von der Malsburg (Neuroinspired Vision Systems), Prof. Memisevic (Machine Learning), Prof. Mester (Computer Vision), Prof. Ramesh (Systems Engineering for Vision and Cognition), Dr. Rothkopf (Cognitive Science and Virtual Reality) and Prof. Triesch (Computational Neuroscience & Cognitive Science).
The positions are limited to 2 years, with an option for extension for a maximum of 4 years. Depending on the nature of the applicant’s qualification the positions can be offered on a full-time or part-time (75%, 66% or 50%) basis. The salary for these positions is according to the German standard for the public service (TV-G-U 13). The contract is based upon the regulations of Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz and Hessisches Hochschulgesetz. We are committed to increasing the proportion of female scientific staff at the University and at FIAS and applications from women are particularly appreciated. In case of equal qualification, preference will be given to people with disabilities.
Please respond with a document (in pdf format) with statement of research interests, CV and list of references to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications should be received by July 31, 2012. Applications will continue to be considered until December 2012 based on availability.