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We are always looking for outstanding individuals for Ph.D. and postdoctoral research. Also internships for a few months at our Lab are possible.

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PostDoc-Position/Scientific Coordinator

Computational Neuroscience and Statistical Signal Processing

The interdisciplinary research group Bio-inspired Communication Systems at Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for a

Postdoctoral position (E13 TV-H)

initially limited to one year, starting as soon as possible.

The position is dedicated to the development of robust signal processing methods for the processing of high-dimensional neuronal datasets stemming from voltage-sensitive dye recordings, calcium imaging and from multi-electrode arrays. In particular, methods that satisfy certain real-time constraints, enabling the experimenter to intervene in a closed loop manner should be developed. Additionally, those methods are required to be robust in a statistical sense, i.e., they should be able to cope with outliers and model mismatches.

The position is part of a collaborative research project spanning across three universities (Goethe University Frankfurt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Technische Universität Darmstadt) that recently formed the science cluster of Rhine-Main Universities (RMU). Apart from research, the position will be responsible for coordinating the common research activities among this group (organization of workshops, supporting novel collaborations, etc) and to direct the design of the joint research agenda of the research group for the following years. The position is ideal for a candidate seeking to combine research with gaining experience in managing collaborative research efforts. Participation in the neuroscience cluster RMN2 (www.rmn2.de) and the Centre for Cognitive Science (www.cogsci.tu-darmstadt.de) will be strongly supported.

Technische Universität Darmstadt provides the environment and support for publishing and presenting original research results at leading international conferences and in scientific journals. Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female researchers and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of 50 or more will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Your profile:
• Completed Ph.D. degree in computational neuroscience or signal processing/machine learning with neuroscience applications.
• Interest in scientific coordination of larger research programs and workshops.
• Appreciation for interdisciplinary work and proactive drive to connect people.

Contact: Prof. Heinz Koeppl, Rundeturmstrasse 12, 64283 Darmstadt

Application:
Your application must include:
• Cover letter explaining succinctly why you are interested in this position and why you believe you are the right candidate.
• CV
• List of passed courses and obtained grades
• Contact details of at least two references (academic advisors) of yours.

Please send your documents as one single PDF file to: indicating the application code within the subject line. Incomplete applications and applications in different file formats will be discarded.

Application code: RMU-2017-1

Deadline: 24.09.2017

Ph.D.-Position in Biophysics and Fluorescence Microscopy

The interdisciplinary research group Bio-inspired Communication Systems at Technische Universitaet Darmstadt is inviting applications for a

PhD position (80% E13 TV-H)

initially limited for 3 years, starting as soon as possible.

The research position is dedicated to the development of novel single-cell and single-molecule techniques for the quantitative characterization of gene expression. In particular, already established in vivo nascent RNA labeling techniques should be further developed and combined with microfluidics in order to capture the transient, stochastic dynamics of gene expression. Practically, the project mostly involves molecular biology work in the wet-lab (i.e. genetic engineering of yeast and E. coli) and operation of a fully computer-controlled fluorescence microscope. Existing microfluidics designs for the accurate imaging of single cells will be further improved. Image processing algorithms will be adapted to robustly extract quantitative information from the fluorescence recordings that will then be used within the theory part of the group for computational modeling. Engaging into joint theoretical and experimental work within the group is highly encouraged and this opportunity for interdisciplinary research represents a unique feature of this position. Interest and skills to perform additional theoretical work is most welcome. The developed characterization techniques of gene expression should later be applied to simple gene regulatory networks, for instance, logic circuits as investigated in synthetic biology. Collaboration with the LOEWE Research Cluster CompuGene on synthetic biology (www.compugene.tu-darmstadt.de) is highly encouraged.

We provide the environment and support for publishing and presenting original research results at leading international conferences and in scientific journals. The fulfillment of the research and service requirements attached to this employment will equate to the academic requirements for the candidate's doctoral degree.

Technische Universitaet Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female researchers and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of 50 or more will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Your profile:
• Completed studies in physics, engineering, material science, chemistry or biology
• Experience with and passion for experimental laboratory work
• Appreciation for computational/theoretical work, basic programming skills
• Interest and proactive drive to learn about a new field (e.g. molecular biology) and work in an interdisciplinary team

Contact: Prof. Heinz Köppl, Rundeturmstrasse 12, 64283 Darmstadt

Application: Your application must include
• a cover letter explaining succinctly why you are interested in this position and why you believe you are the right candidate
• a CV
• a list of passed courses and obtained grades
• and contact details of at least two references (academic advisors) of yours.

Please send your documents as one single PDF file to: indicating the application code number within the subject line. Incomplete applications and applications in different file formats will be discarded.

Application code: 380-1

Contact: Prof. Heinz Köppl, Rundeturmstrasse 12, 64283 Darmstadt

Deadline: 23.09.2017