The German Neuroinformatics Node G-Node ( has been established to facilitate the interaction and collaboration between
experimental and theoretical neuroscientists, both nationally and internationally.

G-Node is located at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, is part of the Bernstein Network for Computational Neuroscience (, and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Science (BMBF).
G-Node focuses on three key areas: data access, data storage and data
analysis; educational and outreach activities are integral components
of the project. G-Node cooperates closely with the INCF Secretariat in
Stockholm ( The current emphasis of G-Node is on tools for data basing and data analysis in cellular and systems neuroscience. Within the G-Node core team, three positions at salary level TV-L 13 are now available in the following areas
- Data Analysis and Software Developer
Tasks include the development and maintenance of an open-source data
analysis software toolbox, including tools for reading various data
formats; integration of new algorithms; technical support and solutions
for users and contributors; development of unifying open data format and data base for neurophysiological data.
- Scientific Web-Application Developer
Tasks include the design and development of web-based services,
e.g. user-friendly interfaces for data analysis and database tools as
well as for the G-Node teaching and training program.
- Expert for Neuroscientific Outreach, Teaching and Training
Tasks include the development and teaching of lectures, seminars,
and courses on the topics and tools covered by G-Node; organization
of collaboration with national and international neuroscience networks
through BCOS and INCF; communication with G-Node collaborators and users and contact for the neuroscience community.
Successful candidates will be mainly responsible for one of the areas
described above, but ideally will be able to contribute to a certain
extent to all areas. Applicants should have a background in computational neuroscience, neuroinformatics, computer science, physics, mathematics, or a related field of science, excellent programming and communication skills, and experience in software development, data analysis, database programming, web application development, and/or teaching, and should have a strong genuine interest in neuroscience and open-source initiatives. If desired, the positions may include the possibility of obtaining a PhD degree.
Positions are for up to 3 years, with possibility of a 2-year extension. The G-Node core team will be located at the LMU Biozentrum and will be closely integrated with the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (
The university is an equal opportunity employer and handicapped candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.
Review of applications will start in April, but applications will be
accepted until the positions are filled.
Applications or informal inquiries should be addressed to
Thomas Wachtler
Department Biologie II
Computational Neuroscience
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Grosshaderner Str. 2
82152 Planegg-Martinsried
email: wachtler(at)bio(dot)lmu(dot)de

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