Postodc or Phd position, MTA WIGNER Physical Res. Center, Budapest, Hungary

Recent advancements in recording techniques provides access to high temporal resolution data from hundreds of identified neurons. Understanding the organizational principles underlying the high-dimensional activity patterns has become a fundamental challenge of neurobiology. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with strong analytical background to take part of this challenge and to work on a project that is based on a strong collaboration between neurophysiology and theoretical neuroscience.

The MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Budapest, Hungary) in partnership with the the MTA Institute for Experimental Medicine (Budapest, Hungary) invites applications for a postdoctoral or for a PhD position in characterising neural population activity.

The ideal candidate has a strong mathematical background, preferably with a PhD in physics, computer science, or mathematics or other quantitative disciplines. Besides mathematical skills, the position requires competence in programming (e.g. matlab, R, python, or C++). Candidates with training or research experience in statistics, machine learning, computational modelling, dynamical systems are especially encouraged to apply.

The official starting date of the project is 1 May 2015 but the start date of the position is negotiable. Initial appointment is made for one year but can be extended to three years upon successful evaluation. Depending on the experience remuneration is 350.000-410.000 HUF (equivalent of assoc-full prof on official scale ) plus cover of incoming economy airfare. For singles on campus accommodation for families childcare is provided. 

For further information please visit the project website,

Please send applications, including CV, a research statement and contact information of two references by email to András Telcs before 10 April  [email protected]