Postdoc position in the Meisel Lab

Research Assistant (PostDoc position)

Field: Computational Neurology

To be filled: as soon as possible

Application due: Screening of applications has recently started and will continue until the position is filled

Reference number: not available at the moment

Tenure: 3 years

Remuneration: TVöD 13, 100 %


Working field:
The position is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany (BMBF) as part of a research consortium to develop secure low power medical edge computing. We are working with data from patients with epilepsy who received a minimally invasive EEG device beneath the scalp for the chronic recording (months) of brain signals during wake and sleep. The device also has the capability to stimulate the brain to prevent seizures. To help with the analysis of massive amounts of EEG data, we are looking to hire a passionate postdoc with desire to build classification and forecasting algorithms aiming at estimating the risk of seizures in advance.


  • Applicant should hold a doctoral degree in any engineering field, physics, or neuroscience and have published scientific literature as a first author.
  • Strong abilities in computer programming (e.g. Python).
  • Prior experience with machine learning methods, signal analysis and advanced data analysis techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills in English and good written English.

Preferred requirements:

  • Hands-on experience in human electrophysiology recordings is a significant advantage.
  • Experience with deep-learning, machine-learning or statistical model development.


  • Acquire domain knowledge in epileptology.
  • The project lies at the interface between machine learning and EEG data analysis.
  • The goal of the project is to develop machine learning algorithms to classify EEG and forecast seizures.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a one-page motivation letter dedicated to this specific project, your up-to-date CV, and contact information for 2-3 references, as well as any other relevant documents to the PD Dr. Christian Meisel (christian.meisel (at)