[visionlist] Computer scientist or Scientific programmer in the Department of Neural Systems and Coding

Computer scientist or Scientific
programmer

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is an innovative and growing
research facility of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement
of Science.

The Department of Neural Systems
and Coding (Prof. Dr. Dr. Gilles Laurent) is part of the
interdisciplinary neuroscience campus in Frankfurt/Riedberg
where the new MPI building is located. Research in the
Department aims to understand the physiology of perception with
an experimental focus centered on neural computation, neuronal
coding and integration.

To support our international team of biologists, computer
scientists and physicists, we invite applications for a full
time staff position as Computer scientist or Scientific
programmer, starting as soon as possible, initially with a
fixed-term contract for two years.

Your profile & our requirements

We seek a self-driven and interactive individual with the
following skill set:

advanced programming skills and strong understanding of OOP
concepts

strong experience working with MATLAB or Python.

proficient understanding of code versioning tools

practical knowledge of best coding practices

experience with management, storage and access of large
datasets

cross platform development for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
platforms.

Applicants should be familiar with a scientific environment.
Knowledge of computational neuroscience and practice in other
programming languages (C, C++, R), as well as computer vision,
image processing, object recognition, automatic processing and
control of behavioral experiments would be of advantage.

Candidates are expected to hold a degree in a quantitative
field involving computational work, such as computer science,
physics, applied math, electrical engineering or comparable
research experience. Graduate work at Masters or PhD level
(science exposure) is a plus.

Our offer

We offer a competitive salary based on the collective wage
agreement for government service wWorkers (TVöD Bund) depending
on qualifications and professional experience as well as various
fringe benefits in accordance with public service provisions.
You can expect an interesting, responsible and varied job in a
young, international and interdisciplinary team.

Your application

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and is
striving to increase the proportion of women in areas where they
are under-represented. It therefore expressly encourages female
applicants. The Max Planck Society is striving to employ more
individuals with disabilities. It therefore expressly encourages
applicants with disabilities.

Please submit your application (in English, single PDF file) by
email (HR@brain.mpg.de) until July
31, 2017 to

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
-Human Resources-
Max-von-Laue-Str. 4
60438 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

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