Open PhD position at the Goethe University of Frankfurt 2016

Deadline: April 22, 2016

Subject: Computational Neurosciences / Complex Dynamical Systems

Scholarship value: full finding

Degree: PhD

Goethe University PhD


The Goethe University of Frankfurt founded in 1914 is pleased to offer a fully funded PhD position in the Lab of Claudius Gros at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt, Germany. Would you like to be next the Nobel Prize winner? Yes, you can! Fourteen Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with the university 11 winners of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.

Several subjects are available for the announced PhD thesis including the generation of attractor metadynamics through short-term synaptic plasticity and/or the generation of motor primitives through self-organized embodiment within the sensori-motor loop. The work will include analytical investigations and numerical simulations of neural networks and/or of simulated robots, using the toolset of dynamical systems theory.

Fields: computational neurosciences, complex systems theory neural networks, simulated robotics, dynamical systems.


The candidate should have a Diploma/Master in physics with an excellent academic track record and good computational skills. Experience or strong interest in the fields of complex systems, computational neurosciences, dynamical systems theory and/or artificial or biological cognitive systems is expected. The degree of scientific research experience is expected to be on the level of a German Diploma/Master

The appointment will start summer 2016, for up to three years. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, and arrange for letters of reference to be sent to the address below

Mailing address:
Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Institut für Theoretische Physik
Postfach 111932
60054 Frankfurt/Main

phone: +49 69 798 47818
fax : +49 69 798 47832
e-mail: [email protected]

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