[Comp-neuro] International Student Fellowship at the PhD level in Computational Neuroscience

Vinita Samarasinghe malini.vinita.samarasinghe at ini.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Tue Dec 11 07:58:13 CET 2018

Prof. Sen Cheng, Institute for Neural Computation at the *Ruhr 
University Bochum* in Germany, invites applicants for an International 
Student Fellowship to be awarded through the international research 
training group “Integration and Representation of Sensory Processes” 
(SFB 874). After successful completion of this 4 month fellowship, the 
student might be offered a PhD position for a further 3 years.

The work will focus on studying the interaction between neocortex and 
hippocampus using spiking neural network models. The position is part of 
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. The appointment will be initially from 01.03.2019-30.06.2019.

Candidates should have an excellent university degree in neuroscience, 
physics, mathematics, engineering or a related field and be eligible to 
enroll in a relevant PhD program at the Ruhr University. Competence in 
mathematical modeling and excellent programming skillsare mandatory. 
Familiarity with computational neuroscience or computational cognitive 
modeling would be a further asset.

Only candidates who have not previously lived in Germany will be 
considered. For further information regarding the IRTG fellowship please 

The Ruhr University Bochum is home to a vibrant research community in 
neuroscience and cognitive science. The Institute for Neural Computation 
is an independent research unit and combines different areas of 
expertise ranging from experimental and theoretical neuroscience to 
machine learning and robotics. For further information see 
www.rub.de/cns <http://www.rub.de/cns>.

To apply please send a statement of your motivation and research 
interests, academic transcripts, and a complete CV to 
samarasinghe at ini.rub.de <mailto:samarasinghe at ini.rub.de> in a single PDF 
file. Please, also request from at least two academic referees that they 
send letters of reference directly to the same email address. The 
deadline for applications is 15.01.2019.

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-44801 Bochum

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

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8-11

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