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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.


Doctoral Position in Computational Neuroscience at the Institute for Neural Computation - BO-2020-03-27-307326

The successful candidate will study the function of episodic memory in spatial navigation and time series prediction using computational modeling. This research builds on a computational model that was developed in the research group. The model incorporates a virtual environment and machine learning methods such as reinforcement learning, and deep neural networks. This model should be extended to enable the use of episodic memory in reinforcement learning.

Doctoral Position in Computational Neuroscience at the Institute for Neural Computation BO-2020-03-27-307328

The successful candidate will develop and study computational models of episodic memory and spatial navigation. The models will be based on biologically plausible spiking neurons and will account for the generation and learning of complex behaviors. The research focus will be on modeling the influence of neuro- and psychopathologies on observable behavior.


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, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

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