[Comp-neuro] PhD position in computational neuroscience with Prof. Laurenz Wiskott in Bochum, Germany

Laurenz Wiskott laurenz.wiskott at rub.de
Wed May 8 12:12:07 CEST 2019

Please forward this job advertisement to candidates who might be interested.
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
   Ruhr-University Bochum
   Universitaetsstr. 150
   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.

 Research group:

   Prof. Dr. Laurenz Wiskott, see https://www.ini.rub.de/research/groups/theory_of_neural_systems/

 Research topics:

   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
   learning perspective.


   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
   also encouraged.

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