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Here we list a few current openings for positions at the Institute. Spontaneous applications relevant to our research areas are always welcome.


Wissenschaftlichen Hilfskraft (Master) auf dem Gebiet Neurowissenschaft - Datamanagment

Der erfolgreiche Kandidat/die erfolgereiche Kandidatin wird die Forschungsgruppe FOR2812 bei der Verwaltung von Forschungsdaten unterstützen. Die Forschungsgruppe wird eine große Menge an Computercode und experimentelle Daten produzieren, welche für alle Gruppenmitglieder sowie die breitere akademische Gemeinschaft zur Verfügung gestellt werden sollen. Um dieses Ziel zu erreichen, hat die RUB zusammen mit Prof. Sen Cheng angefangen, eine Infrastruktur für die Datenverwaltung aufzubauen. Aufgabe der WHK wird es sein, dieses Projekt zu unterstützen, insbesondere bei der Kommentierung der Datensätze mit Metadaten, der Aufzeichnung der gesammelten Daten und der Verwaltung der Datenbank.

Graduate Research Assistant - Data Management

This position is to support the DFG-funded research unit FOR2812 in its data management efforts. The unit will produce large amounts of computer code and experimental data, which will be made accessible to all group members as well as the wider scientific community. To make this data accessible RUB, together with Prof. Sen Cheng, has started work on building a data management infrastructure. This position will help the aforementioned project and help the research unit annotate data sets with metadata, document collected data and maintain a reference database.

International Student Fellowship at the PhD level in Computational Neuroscience

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.

Student assistant in Computational Neuroscience

We are looking for a highly motivated student assistant (10 h/week) to provide support in the study of Learning and Memory. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in the analysis of neural and behavioral data, and to get acquainted with the computational models relevant for this area of research.

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science.

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