Open Doctoral Position


We have an open doctoral position at the intersection of machine learning and computational neuroscience as part of the Zebrafish Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Training Hub (

The goal of the Ph.D. project is to develop multi-level causal models that relate neuronal activity patterns (as measured by Calcium imaging) in Zebrafish larvae to behavior. To get a better idea of how we approach this problem, please take a look at

The position is based in the Research Group Neuroinformatics at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Vienna. All work will be done in close collaboration with other European groups in the ZENITH consortium, e.g., in London and Paris. Depending on how the ongoing pandemic develops, extended stays at collaborating research labs are intended.

Salary is according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for university staff (job group B1 75%,

We welcome applications from anybody with a Master's degree and an interest in machine learning and computational neuroscience.

We particularly welcome applications by women, trans- and intersex candidates, people of colour, disabled applicants and candidates from other underrepresented groups. Disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

We will start screening applications on July 1st, though the position will remain open until filled. We would like to fill the post as soon as possible, but a later starting date can be negotiated.Your application should include a brief cover letter, a CV, transcripts, and contact information of at least two referees. Please submit your application documents (as one PDF file) to

If you have any questions before applying, please contact me at