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PhD Position – Modelling Human Brain Development at the Cellular Level in der Städteregion Aachen
Referenznummer: acjobs-st-140216

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH - Studentenjob
Start ab sofort - Online seit dem 02.05.2022


Job-Zusammenfassung

Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungs­zentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our timeconduct researchthe possibilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system,a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 7,100 employees in one of Europe’s biggest research centreshelp us to shape change! We are seeking a PhD trainee tothe Multiscale Neuroanatomy team (multiscale-neuroanatomy.github.io/) in the Institute of NeuroscienceMedicine – StructuralFunctional Organisation of the Brain (INM-1). The team develops theories on how the cellular organisation of the human brain gives rise to complex functional dynamics. The PhD project involves creating a generative growth model of human brain development, based on detailed investigations of post mortem brain samples as well as in vivo MRI. The position is suitable for a researcher that aspires to work at the cutting edge of computational neuroscience. The institute INM-1 integrates cytoarchitecture, connectivity, receptor densities,genetics to create multimodal brain atlases in cooperation with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC). The JSC operates the most powerful supercomputers in Europe. The PhD position will be embedded within this interdisciplinary network of researchers, providing unique opportunities to undertake world leading research. We are offering a PhD Position – Modelling Human Brain Development at the Cellular Level
Generating mechanistic models of human neurodevelopment
Developing automated pipelines to analysecompare cellular distributions in histological sections of brain tissue
Creating a translation dictionaryultra-high-resolution histology (1 μm pixels)in vivo MRI (~ 1 mm voxels)
Close cooperation with an interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists, computer scientists,physicists
Production of high-quality scientific articles
Nationalinternational travel to present at scientific conferencesstrengthen inter-lab cooperations

Master’s degree in neuroscience, computer science, biology, physics,a related field of study
Programming skills in Bash, Python and/or MATLAB
Prior experience with image processing is desirable
Excellent writtenverbal English communication skills
We work on the very latest issues that impact our societyare offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:

Become a team member of a highly motivated working group, as well as an internationalinterdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe’s largest research establishments
Outstanding scientifictechnical infrastructure
Continuous mentoring by your scientific advisor
Extensive company health management
Ideal conditions for balancing workprivate life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy
Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. through an extensive range of training courses; a structured program of continuing educationnetworking opportunities specifically for doctoral researchers via JuDocS (fz-juelich.de/judocs/EN/Home/home_node.html), the Jülich Center for Doctoral ResearchersSupervisors
Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service
The position is initially for a fixed term of three years. Pay will be in line with 65% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund)additionally 60% of a monthly salary as special payment (“Christmas bonus”). Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at fz-juelich.de/portal/EN/Careers/PhD-students/_node.html.

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