PhD Student at Georg-August-Universität, Denmark

Postdoc in Denmark
PhD Student at Georg-August-Universität: The Department of Data-driven Analysis of Biological Networks at the Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen is seeking applications for a PhD student (f/m/d) to join an interdisciplinary research project on neural computation. The project, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), aims to explore evolutionary convergence in hierarchical information processing across species.


PhD Student (f/m/d)

Research Area

Evolutionary Convergence of Hierarchical Information Processing


Göttingen, Germany


  • Excellent Master’s degree in Physics, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Strong commitment to a career in research
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Proficiency in coding for data analysis

Job Description

The successful candidate will join the group of Prof. Dr. Michael Wibral and collaborate with leading research groups from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen and the Ruhr University of Bochum. The project focuses on identifying common information theoretic principles in neural systems across mammals and birds. Key tasks include:

  • Developing novel information theoretic models and measures of neural computation
  • Applying these models to electrophysiological recordings
  • Analyzing predictive hierarchical information processing in primate and avian brains

The position is a part-time role (65%, approximately 25.87 hours per week) with a fixed-term contract of three years. Salary and working hours are based on the German grade 13 TV-L.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their application digitally, consolidating all documents into a single PDF file. The application should include:

  • A letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae with a list of publications
  • Copies of relevant certificates
  • Contact information for at least two references

Applications should be sent to by August 1st, 2024.

Last Date to Apply

August 1st, 2024


For inquiries, please contact: Prof. Dr. Michael Wibral
Phone: 0551 39-26661

Additional Information

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourages applications from women in underrepresented fields. The institution is committed to being family-friendly and supports employees in balancing work and family life. Applications from severely disabled persons are welcome and will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.



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