[robotics-worldwide] Job announcement: Postdoctoral and graduate student positions in Budapest

Peter Erdi perdi at kzoo.edu
Wed Jun 7 09:09:48 PDT 2006

Postdoctoral and graduate student positions available at the
Computational Neuroscience Group, KFKI, Budapest, Hungary

A postdoctoral and a graduate student positions in computational
neuroscience are available at the CNS Group Budapest, to study and
model spatial navigation strategies.  The group works at the KFKI
campus in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the Research Institute for
Particle and Nuclear Physics, one of the research institutes of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences.  Details about the group can be found
on the "http://cneuro.rmki.kfki.hu/" homepage.

The research will be part of the four-year European research project
"Integrating Cognition, Emotion and Autonomy" (ICEA,
"http://www.his.se/icea"). The project involves cognitive scientists,
neuroscientists, psychologists, computer scientists and roboticists,
and aims at developing a cognitive systems architecture integrating
cognitive, emotional and autonomic/bioregulatory processes in the
control of robotic cognitive systems.

These positions will be focused on modelling different spatial
orientation strategies and the cooperation/competition between them.
The key aim of this work is the functional and realistic modelling of
hippocampus and other brain structures (e.g. entorhinal and
prefrontral cortex) to give an efficient navigation algorithm to be
used in real robots. The model will be built in close cooperation with
behavioral electrophysiologists and their data will be used to test
the biological reliability of the algorithm.

Qualified applicants should have a doctoral degree (postdoctoral
position applicants) or B.Sc. (graduate position applicants) in
computational neuroscience, computer science or a related field.

Applicants for this position will be evaluated according to the
following criteria:

* experience in computational neuroscience
* programming skills
* experience in analysis of electro-physiological data
* broad interest to learn related fields
* general ability to participate in teamwork and perform tasks
* administrative and other skills that are relevant to the position

The salary will be commensurate with the Hungarian Academic
guidelines. For further information please contact Péter Érdi, group
leader, or Zoltán Somogyvári ICEA project coordinator.  Applicants are
invited to send their CV, two letters of recommendation, brief list of
scientific activities and publications to Péter Érdi (erdi at rmki.kfki.hu),
and to Zoltán Somogyvári (soma at sunserv.kfki.hu) via email no later than
20 June, 2006.

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