PhD and postdoc positions in biological deep learning

A postdoc and a PhD position devoted to the modeling of learning in deep cortical networks are available in our Computational Neuroscience labs at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Our research is focused on biologically realistic models of spatio-temporal processing in recurrent cortical networks and their relation to reinforcement learning, Bayesian computing, learning to learn, and neuromorphic implementations.   

The positions are part of the European Human Brain Project and are available from June 1st, 2020, for 3 years (extendable through other funding). We offer a stimulating environment with three research groups in theoretical and computational neuroscience, along with experimental neuroscience at the same Department of Physiology (, as well as close collaboration with other labs in neuroscience, artificial intelligence and neuromorphic engineering.

Ideal candidates should have a strong background in computational neuroscience, machine learning, applied mathematics and/or physics. Please send your CV, publication list, letter of motivation and contact information for at least two references to Mihai Petrovici ( and Walter Senn ( The positions will remain open until filled.