[Comp-neuro] PhD position in computational neuroscience with Prof. Laurenz Wiskott in Bochum, Germany
laurenz.wiskott at rub.de
Wed May 8 12:12:07 CEST 2019
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Thanks, Laurenz Wiskott.
Open position for a PhD student with
Prof. Laurenz Wiskott at the
Institute for Neural Computation, Bochum, Germany
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The
university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific
and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting
enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic
subjects and faculties.
Institute for Neural Computation
D-44801 Bochum, Germany, EU
The Institute for Neural Computation is a central research institute at the
Ruhr-University Bochum, see https://www.ini.rub.de/. It focuses on the dynamics and
learning of perception and behavior on a functional level but is otherwise very
diverse, ranging from neurophysiology and psychophysics over computational
neuroscience to machine learning and technical applications.
Prof. Dr. Laurenz Wiskott, see https://www.ini.rub.de/research/groups/theory_of_neural_systems/
We are looking for an outstanding candidate who will be working on a system-level
model of spatial navigation with the hippocampus as one of its central areas. We use
methods from neural networks and machine learning. It is also planned to simulate
experiments done with rat and/or mice by our experimental partners.
The position is part of a joint team with Prof. Sen Cheng working on developing a
system-level model of hippocampal function for memory and navigation. This is being
done in close interaction with a team working on similar questions from the machine
There is a teaching load of 3 hours per week during the semester, in particular for a
programming course in python.
The appointment will be for three years and can then be extended for one more year
if needed. The position is immediately available.
Candidates should have an education (equivalent to a MSc) in computer science,
physics, mathematics, electrical engineering or any related field. Required are
strong mathematical and programming skills (ideally in python) as well as the ability
to communicate and work well in a team.
Salary is 75% of salary scale TV-L E13.
Informal inquiries can be addressed to Prof. Laurenz Wiskott <laurenz.wiskott at rub.de>.
Applications (CV, transcript of records for MSc and BSc, statement of purpose) should
be sent as a single pdf file to Prof. Laurenz Wiskott <laurenz.wiskott at rub.de>.
Ruhr-University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity in employment and gender
equality in its working environment. We therefore look forward to applications from
qualified women. Applications from appropriately qualified handicapped persons are
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