18 May 2020

A PhD and a Postdoc Position, Institute for Stochastics Linz, Austria

Dear Colleagues,

this is to advertise an opening for a Postdoc position, as well as a PhD position at the Institute for
Stochastics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. The positions are part of a 3 year Joint FWF-GACR Project between Austria and the Czech Republic. The cooperation partners are Prof Petr Lansky and Dr Kostal at the Institute of Physiology, Department of Computational Neuroscience, Czech Academy of Science, in Prague.

The project aims to provide further insights into the principles of information coding and the role of noise in the insect olfactory system. The tasks include modelling the insect olfactory system and the neural information pathway with suitable stochastic processes, as well as analysing the resulting stochastic models and developing statistical techniques to analyse relevant data such as spike trains arising from experiments or simulations of the insect olfactory system.

Applicants for the Postdoc position are expected to hold a PhD in Mathematics or Statistics and have a strong background in probability theory and statistics for stochastic processes. Applicants for the PhD position should hold the equivalent of a Master degree in Mathematics or Statistics with emphasis on probability theory and stochastic processes. In both cases an interest in Mathematical Neuroscience is expected.

These positions have no teaching load (however, the possibility of taking on some light duties exists, should the candidates wish to gain teaching experience), the salary is according to the FWF scale: https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/ .

The starting date is as soon as possible in 2020. Applications will be reviewed swiftly and selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

For inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Evelyn Buckwar (evelyn.buckwar@jku.at). Please send your application in PDF format per email to Melanie Traxler (Melanie.Traxler@jku.at) with reference ‘FWF-GACR Post Doc Position’ or ‘FWF-GACR PhD Position’. The application should include cover letter, CV, research statement and two reference letters. When applying for a PhD position, please also include transcripts of records.