The planned Frankfurt Bernstein Center for Neurotechnology offers a range of post-doc and PhD positions (14 in total, pending final approval) for theoretical research in:
-computational neuroscience
-computer vision
-machine learning
-developmental robotics
The initiative will combine basic research in these fields to develop integrated and autonomously learning vision systems. We are looking for highly qualified PhD students and Post-docs who have graduated in any of the subjects above or in related fields such as physics, computer science, engineering, mathematics etc. In general, candidates are required to have a strong analytical background and good programming skills. Good communication skills in English are essential.
Research is carried out in international groups located at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (, the Computer Science Dept. of the University of Frankfurt (, the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (, the
Honda Research Institute Europe ( and other associated research centers. All collaborating institutions are located in and around the cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt in the heart of Europe.
More specifically, positions will be available for the following projects:
* Cue-Integration in Large-Scale Multi-Modal Sensory Systems
* Learning in Hierarchical Memories of Objects
* Analysis of Non-linear Dynamical Systems
* Generative Models for Learning and Visual Recognition under
Realistic Conditions
* On-Camera Foveated Vision (FPGA Implementation)
* Development of Hardware and Software for Massively Parallel
Implementation of Brain-inspired Vision Systems
* Structural Learning of Motion and Depth Estimation
* Neural Models of Normal and Abnormal Visual Development
in Human Infancy
* Dynamical Coordination of Neuronal Responses in Object
Representation in the Visual Cortex
* Neural Models of the Development of Visual Memory in Infants
* The Role of Feedback Signals in Visual Processing
Applications to any of the projects above are centrally collected and should be sent to Mrs. Andrea Schoepski <>. Candidates should list 1-3 projects that interest them.
Required Application Materials:
* Complete Curriculum Vitae
* Copy of Masters or Diploma certificate
* Copy of PhD certificate, if applicable
* Statement of research interests and achievements
* Two or three Letters of Reference
* TOEFL or similar proof of proficiency in English
Image files of scanned documents are acceptable. Alternatively, you may send ordinary mail to the address:
Frankfurt Bernstein Center for Neurotechnology
c/o FIAS
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
Ruth-Moufang-Str. 1
60438 Frankfurt am Main
The review of applications will begin immediately.

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