[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position in Computational Neuroscience

Sen Cheng sen.cheng at rub.de
Fri Dec 16 11:47:40 CET 2011

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Neuroscience
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in computational
neuroscience in the research unit of Prof. Sen Cheng in the Mercator
Research Group “Structure of Memory” (MRG1) at the Ruhr University
Bochum in Germany. Our unit investigates the theoretical basis for
learning and memory processes at the neuronal circuit level.

The postdoc will work on the project "Theory of the interplay between
sensory cortices and hippocampus in memory formation and retrieval",
which is funded by the German Research Foundation as part of the
collaborative research center (SFB 874) "Integration and
Representation of Sensory Processes". The salary will be on the
standard German pay scale of TV-L E13. Candidates should have a
doctoral degree in neuroscience, physics, mathematics, engineering or
a related field. Competence in mathematical modeling and good
programming skills are mandatory. Familiarity with computational
neuroscience would be a further asset.

The Ruhr University Bochum is home to a vibrant research community in
neuroscience. Students will be encouraged to join the International
Graduate School of Neuroscience and interact with the Institute of
Neuroinformatics. MRG1 is funded by the Stiftung Mercator and
investigates episodic and semantic memory processes and their relation
to other cognitive functions. MRG1 comprises a diverse and
interdisciplinary team of philosophers and experimental as well as
theoretical neuroscientists. The main language of communication in the
group is English. For further information see www.rub.de/cns.

To apply please send a statement of your motivation and research
interests, and a complete CV to mrg1 at rub.de by January 15th, 2012.
Please, also request from at least two referees that they send letters
of reference directly to the same email address.

The Ruhr University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity. We
strongly encourage applications from qualified women and persons with

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