[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position in Computational Neuroscience
malini.vinita.samarasinghe at ini.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Tue Feb 26 10:21:52 CET 2019
Prof. Sen Cheng, Institute for Neuroinformatics at Ruhr University
Bochum, invites applications for a full-time position of *Postdoctoral
Scholar (TV-L E13) in Computational Neuroscience. *The position starts
on 1st July 2019 and is funded for *3 years*. This project is part of
the newly established DFG research unit 2812 “Constructing Scenarios of
the Past: A New Framework in Episodic Memory” at the Ruhr University
Bochum and the Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster. The research
unit will study the cognitive and neuronal mechanisms underlying the
constructed scenarios that make up episodic memory. It will employ and
combine approaches from Philosophy, Psychology as well as Experimental
and Computational Neuroscience. Further information about the project
can be found at www.rub.de/cns <http://www.rub.de/cns>.
The successful candidate will model the function of episodic memory in
inference and prediction using abstract computational models. This
project strives to find answers to the questions:
Why are specific experiences stored in episodic memory helpful for
predicting the future?
Why can general, or semantic, information not serve the same purpose?
*Your Profile: *
Candidates should hold a PhD in neuroscience, physics, mathematics,
engineering, or a related field. Competence in mathematical modeling or
machine learning, and excellent programming skills are mandatory. In
addition, relevant research experience in neuroscience or a related
field is required. Experience in the study of episodic memory and in
working within a collaborative research group would be a further asset.
Candidates should have excellent communication skills in English and the
ability to work well in a team.
The Ruhr University Bochum is home to a vibrant research community in
neuroscienceand cognitive science. The Institute for Neural Computation
is an independent research unit and combines different areas of
expertise ranging from experimental and theoretical neuroscienceto
machine learning androbotics. For further information see www.rub.de/cns
Please send your application, including CV, transcripts and research
statement electronically, as a single PDF file, to
samarasinghe at ini.rub.de <mailto:samarasinghe at ini.rub.de>. In addition,
at least two academic references may be sent independently to the above
email address. The deadline for applications is 15.03.2019.
The Ruhr University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity. We
strongly encourage applications from qualified women and persons with
We are committed to providing a supportive work environment for female
researchers, in particular those with young children. Our university
provides mentoring and coaching opportunities specifically aimed at
women in research. We have a strong research network with female role
models and will provide opportunities to meet with them. Wherever
possible, events will be scheduled during regular childcare hours.
Special childcare will be arranged if events have to be scheduled
outside of regular hours, in case of sickness and during school or
daycare closures. Where childcare is not an option parents will be
offered a home office solution.
Contact person: Vinita Samarasinghe
Vinita Samarasinghe M.Sc., M.A.
Arbeitsgruppe Computational Neuroscience
Institut für Neuroinformatik
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, NB 3/26
Tel: +49 (0)234 32 27316
Email: samarasinghe at ini.rub.de
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8-11
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