The chair of Theoretical Biophysics at the Physik Department of the Technical University of Munich (T35, Professor J. Leo van Hemmen) has openings for outstanding graduate students with a background in either theoretical physics or applied mathematics.

Examples of possible topics for the doctoral dissertation that should finish the candidates’ education as a graduate student are, but are not limited to, mathematically modeling:

- How neuronal representations of space-time lead to action

- Multimodal object representation and integration in space-time

- Neuronal processing of auditory and hydrodynamic information in crocodilians.

Required qualifications:

- Fluent English (basic knowledge of German is a great asset)

- A Master’s degree in theoretical physics, applied mathematics, or electrical engineering (with a clear mathematical interest) where research capabilities have already been demonstrated by an outstanding research thesis

- A deep understanding of and proven fluency in mathematics

- Interest in working on multidisciplinary (neurobiological) topics (some knowledge of computational neuroscience is an asset)

- Matlab, C/C++, Mathematica

The chair T35 at the TUM Physik Department is integrated in the Bernstein Center for Theoretical Neuroscience (BCCN-Munich), the German cluster of Excellence Cognition for Technical Systems (CoTeSys) at the TU Munich, and the TUM graduate school. It provides excellent possibilities to perform high-level multidisciplinary research. In the past, the chair’s graduates found excellent jobs both in academia and in industry.

Applications with 3 recommendation letters, which can be mailed separately, are to be sent to leovanhemmen(at)googlemail(dot)com .

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