[Comp-neuro] PhD Position in Computational Neuroscience in Germany

Sen Cheng sen.cheng at rub.de
Fri Jul 8 09:05:30 CEST 2011

PhD Position in Computational Neuroscience

Applications are invited for a PhD position in computational
neuroscience in the 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. A special emphasis is
placed on the dynamics of the learning process, which largely has been
neglected up to date. Access to experimental data can be facilitated
through collaborations with experimental groups both on campus and at
other institutions worldwide.

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.

The successful applicant will have an excellent Master degree, or
equivalent, in neuroscience, physics, mathematics, or engineering.
Experience in mathematical or computer modeling is required.
Familiarity with computational neuroscience would be a further asset.
For further information see www.rub.de/cns. To apply please send a
letter stating your motivation and your research interests, a complete
CV, transcripts, and at least two letters of recommendation to
mrg1 at rub.de by August 15, 2011.

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

Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng
Ruhr-University Bochum
Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory"
Universitaetsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

office: GA 04/48    |    +49-234- 32 27136    |    FAX:  +49-234- 32 07136
sen.cheng at rub.de    |    http://www.rub.de/cns

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