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Doctoral candidate in Computational Neuroscience - Language representation in bilinguals

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Assistant - salary grade E 13 TV-L (PhD candidate)

Language representation in bilinguals

Duration: ~34 months (up to 31.12.24)

Starting date: April 1st, 2021 (earliest)

Application reference number ("Bewerbungskennziffer"): IV-27/21

Application deadline: February 19th, 2021

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Faculty IV - Institute of Software Engineering and Theoretical Computer Science / Neural Information Processing

Working field:

The successful candidate is supposed to work on

  • devel­op­ing a com­pu­ta­tional mod­el­ing frame­work of brain sig­nals to under­stand how lan­guage in rep­res­en­ted in bilin­guals
  • mod­el­ing fMRI data using deep learn­ing based machine learn­ing tech­niques
  • lan­guage related fea­tures will be extrac­ted using com­pu­ta­tional lin­guist­ics and state-of-the-art Nat­ural Lan­guage Pro­cessing tools
  • PhD thesis pre­parar­tion is poss­bile


Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom, or equivalent) in Computational Neuroscience, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related fields; very good know­ledge in fMRI data acquis­i­tion and ana­lysis, machine learn­ing and Nat­ural Lan­guage Pro­cessing is man­dat­ory; very good pro­gram­ming skills (Python); flu­ent writ­ten and spoken Eng­lish skills are man­dat­ory and/or good com­mand of Ger­man required; will­ing­ness to improve either Eng­lish or Ger­man to the indic­ated level is expec­ted

How to apply:

Please send your application with the usual documents (CV, motivation letter, transcripts of records, certificates, and the names of two persons who can provide recommendation letters) to Dr. Deniz, FG Neuronale Informations-verarbeitung, Sekr. MAR 5-6, Marchstr. 23, 10587 Berlin, Germany, or - preferably - by e-mail to deniz@tu-berlin.de. For information about the research group see https://www.ni.tu-berlin.de/

To guarantee equal opportunities between men and women, applications of women with respective qualifications are explicitly welcome. Severely handicapped persons will be privileged on equal qualification.



Please contact Prof. Dr. Klaus Obermayer for information about other possible job openings

Prof. Dr. Klaus Obermayer
Neural Information Processing Group
MAR 5-6, Marchstrasse 23
10587 Berlin, Germany
email: oby(at)ni.tu-berlin.de

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