Job Offer: Two PostDoc or PhD Positions (Duration 3 years)
At the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) at the University of Göttingen (Germany) there are two Postdoc openings in the fields of Robotics and/or Computer Vision based on neural information processing principles.

In our group we are concerned with sensori-motor integration as well as motor-coordination problems towards solving complex robotic tasks like goal directed movement generation, reaching, grasping or bipedal walking. Central focus lies on dynamic robot systems that use adaptive methods (“learning”) solving these tasks employing neural network control. An example of this is RunBot (Manoonpong et al., PLoS CB, July 2007), a fast biped robot, which is able to adapt to novel situations using a multi-layered neural control structure. Its flexibility and dynamic performance has created quite some resonance in the press and on the internet. Information on our group and its research can be found at:
The goal of our future research is to extend these methods solving increasingly complex problems by integrating better sensorial information and by improving control and adaptivity.
Our group at the BCCN works together with several groups in Europe (Glasgow, Odense, Barcelona) and Germany (Karlsruhe, Jena) offering the successful applicant interesting cooperation possibilities. Göttingen itself ( ) is a beautiful, small, old university town in the center of Germany with a student community of more than 20,000 and a highly supportive research infrastructure especially in the neurosciences (
Salaries are based on the German TVÖD system and start for a Postdoc at about 35,500 Euro before deductions annually. PhD students will be paid according to their experience. Desired starting date before 01/01/2008 (negotiable).
Both openings will allow the successful applicant to develop his/her own line of research. Hence applications with an own research plan fitting to the above described scenarios are strongly encouraged. Good programming skills are absolutely essential and we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in electronic and/or mechanical hardware design.
For further information call or write to:
Prof. Dr. F. Wörgötter
+49 551 5176528
Or send your application with CV, publication list, and research interests/plan (preferably as PDF) to:
Prof. Dr. F. Wörgötter (
Bunsenstr. 10, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany.

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