[Comp-neuro] Doctoral student position - Robot-assisted modeling of spatial navigation paradigms in biological organisms

samarasinghe at ini.rub.de samarasinghe at ini.rub.de
Wed Aug 23 14:30:51 CEST 2017

*Research **Position **at the Institute for Neural Compu**ta**ti**o**n *

A position as *d**octoral student **in integrative **n**euroscience and 
**c**ognitive **s**cience *is available immediately in the group of 
Prof. Sen Cheng in the Institute for Neural Computation at the Ruhr 
University Bochum, Germany. The research will focus on robot-assisted 
modeling of spatial navigation paradigms in biological organisms. 
Robotic simulations, as well as, physical robots will be used to develop 
and evaluate the desired models.

The position will be funded at 50% of the standard salary scale TV-L 
E13. It is initially limited to 1 year with the possibility of 
extension, depending on the availability of funding.

Candidates should have an excellent degree in neuroscience, physics, 
mathematics, engineering, or a related field. Competence in mathematical 
modeling, and excellent programming skills (Python, C/C++, or Matlab) 
are mandatory. Candidates are further required to have a strong 
background in at least one of the following fields: robotics, 
computational neuroscience, or cognitive modeling. Experience with 
interdisciplinary research in integrative neuroscience and cognitive 
science and with collaborative research would be a further asset.

The working language at the institute is English.

To apply, please send a statement of your research interests, academic 
transcripts, and a complete CV in one PDF file to 
samarasinghe at ini.rub.de <mailto:samarasinghe at ini.rub.de> by 31.08.2017. 
Please also request from at least two academic referees that they send 
letters of reference directly to the same email address.

Further information may be available at 

The Ruhr University Bochum provides a dynamic research environment in 
neuroscience and cognitive science. The Institute for Neural Computation 
unifies various core competencies extending from experimental and 
theoretical neuroscience to machine learning and robotics.

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

Vinita Samarasinghe M.Sc., M.A.

Science Manager

Arbeitsgruppe Computational Neuroscience
Institut für Neuroinformatik
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, NB 3/26
Universitätstr. 150
D-44780 Bochum

Tel: +49 (0)234 32 27316
Email: samarasinghe at ini.rub.de

Hours: Monday 9-12 & 14-16; Friday 9-12 & 14-16; Wednesday 12 - 16

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