Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2016
    Full-time Freelancer at

  • 2015
    Scientific Management & Business Development, CorTec GmbH, Freiburg

  • Since 2013
    Freelancer on grant aquisition

  • 2013 – 2014
    Scientific Manager, Cluster of Excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools, University of Freiburg

  • 2008 – 2013
    Head of the Bernstein Coordination Site, German National Bernstein Network for Computational Neuroscience

  • 2003 – 2007
    Coordinator of international study programs

  • 2000 – 2003
    Emmy Noether junior research group leader

  • 1999 – 2000
    Fellowship at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) – Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany

  • 1997 – 1999
    Postdoc in Israel

  • 1993 – 1997
    Postdoc in Germany

  • 1993
    Doctor of Natural Science (Dr rer. nat.) in Neurobiology

  • 1989
    Diploma degree in Biology

Selected publications

  • Schwarzwälder, K., Cardoso de Oliveira, S.: National Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience. In: It-Information Technology 52(1), 2010. pp. 39-44.

  • Vaadia, E., Cardoso de Oliveira, S.: Neuronal representations of bimanual movements. In: A. Riehle, E. Vaadia (Eds.): Motor Cortex: A distributed system for distributed functions, pp. 109-140, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2004.

  • Cardoso de Oliveira S., Donchin O., Gribova A., Bergman H., Vaadia E. (2001): Neural interactions between motor cortical hemispheres during bimanual and unimanual arm movements. Eur. J. Neurosci. 14(11): 1881-1896

  • Donchin, O., Cardoso de Oliveira, S., Vaadia, E.: Who tells one hand what the other is doing: the neurophysiology of bimanual movements. In: Neuron 23, 1999. pp. 15-18.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Referee for the BMBF and other funding organizations.

Additional qualifications

  • Many years of experience in research, science management and promotion of young scientists.

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Scientific and grant writing – funding coach

  • Career coach

  • Creativity techniques & facilitation

  • Science marketing & communication

  • Coordination of groups, projects, programs, networks

  • Establishment and management of study programs

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Other interests: Science & society, science politics, work styles and career development, entrepreneurship, sustainability

    Art, Craft, Design


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