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Zuse Insti­tute Ber­lin - Mathe­ma­tics and Com­pu­ter Sci­ence

The Zuse Insti­tute Ber­lin (ZIB) is a non-uni­versity research insti­tute under pub­lic law of the state of Ber­lin. Together with its part­ners from aca­demia and industry, ZIB con­trib­utes to the solu­tion of highly com­plex prob­lems in sci­ence, tech­no­logy, envir­on­ment and soci­ety by devel­op­ing math­em­at­ical mod­els and effi­cient algorithms.

Rese­arch posi­tion (f/m)
(sub­ject to allo­ca­tion of funds)
Refe­rence code: WA 32/17
Pay grade E 13 TV-L Ber­lin (80%)

The posi­tion is offe­red at the ear­liest pos­si­ble date and will be a fixed-term con­tract for 2 years with the option to be exten­ded, pro­vi­ded that exter­nal fun­ding is con­ti­nued.

Work­ing field:

Goal of the research pro­ject “Multiscale Vir­tual Fish” is to increase the insight into the func­tion­ing of the zebrafish nervous sys­tem by integ­rat­ing meas­ured and sim­u­lated data within a vir­tual envir­on­ment and by per­form­ing visu­ally sup­por­ted ana­lyses.
Primary tasks include:

  • Integ­rated 3D/4D visu­al­iz­a­tion of dif­fer­ent types of ana­tom­ical (3D images, geo­metry) and func­tional (activ­ity time series) neur­os­cience data, obtained with dif­fer­ent ima­ging mod­al­it­ies and at mul­tiple scales in a com­mon ref­er­ence frame (atlas)
  • Multi-scale neural net­work mod­el­ing, ana­lysis and visu­al­iz­a­tion
  • Devel­op­ment of a web-based and/or desktop soft­ware solu­tion to be used on a daily ba-sis by neur­os­cient­ists

The pro­ject is part of the inter­na­tional research col­lab­or­a­tion “Sen­sor­imo­tor Pro­cessing, Decision Mak­ing, and Internal States: Towards a Real­istic Multiscale Cir­cuit Model of the Lar­val Zebrafish Brain", fun­ded by NIH for a period of 5 years. The applic­ant is expec­ted to col­lab­or­ate closely with other mem­bers of this col­lab­or­a­tion, in par­tic­u­lar the Depart­ment of Molecu­lar and Cel­lu­lar Bio­logy of the Har­vard Uni­versity and the Cen­ter for Ima­ging Sci­ence of the John Hop­kins Uni­versity. For fur­ther inform­a­tion on the field of activ­ity please refer to

We expect cre­ativ­ity and a high degree of com­mit­ment in solv­ing prob­lems. We offer a friendly work­ing atmo­sphere, excel­lent equip­ment and a chal­len­ging pro­fes­sional envir­on­ment. We offer sci­ent­ists in all career stages oppor­tun­it­ies for fur­ther qual­i­fic­a­tion and sup­port and expect research on top level with inter­na­tional vis­ib­il­ity. Non-PhD can­did­ates are strongly encour­aged to pur­sue a doc­toral degree in con­junc­tion with this work.


  • Uni­versity degree in com­puter sci­ence, math­em­at­ics or phys­ics
  • Good soft­ware devel­op­ment skills (Python, Javas­cript, HTML, OpenGL/WebGL; C++ would be desir­able)
  • Exper­i­ence in sev­eral of the fol­low­ing areas is essen­tial: 3D/4D visu­al­iz­a­tion, image ana­lysis, image regis­tra­tion, sig­nal pro­cessing, geo­metry pro­cessing, 3D ana­tom­ical atlases, shape ana­lysis, numer­ical mod­el­ing and sim­u­la­tion
  • Applic­ants are expec­ted to be highly motiv­ated, self-reli­ant, and able to col­lab­or­ate and work with top-level sci­ent­ists in neuro­bi­o­logy
  • Good com­mand of writ­ten and spoken Eng­lish is essen­tial.

How to ap­ply:

The can­di­da­ture of women is encou­ra­ged. Since women are under­re­pre­sen­ted in infor­ma­tion tech­no­logy, ZIB is try­ing to increase the pro­por­tion of women in this rese­arch area.
Per­sons with disa­bi­li­ties will be given pre­fe­rence, when equally qua­li­fied.

Please send your app­li­ca­tion, quo­ting the refe­rence code WA 32/17, inclu­ding CV in tabu­lar form and all rele­vant docu­ments by Novem­ber 30st, 2017 to

Zuse Insti­tute Ber­lin (ZIB)
Takustr. 7
14195 Ber­lin

or elec­tro­ni­cally to: Clo­sing date for app­li­ca­ti­ons is Novem­ber 30st, 2017.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the posi­tion can be obtai­ned from Hans-Chris­tian Hege (E-mail: