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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.


“I-See” - EU-funded PhD position. Combining theory and neurophysiology for developing intracortical visual prostheses.

We are seeking a candidate for a PhD position of our newly funded EU project, in the framework of ERA-Net Neuron. Our multidisciplinary project brings together scientists from different fields and complementary experimental and theoretical know-how. The project part of the PhD position comprises electrical stimulation in the mouse brain combined with cutting-edge (optogenetic) voltage imaging techniques (Knöpfel Lab, Imperial College London). The aim of our international consortium (Switzerland, Canada, UK, and Germany) is to improve the ability of cortical prostheses to 'mimic' the language of the brain and increase the safety and longevity of visual prosthetic devices.

European training network

Within the European Innovative Training Network REPAIRS , 15 Ph.D. student openings in Perception-Action Rehab are available, two of which at the INI-RUB. REPAIRS is an acronym for RE-learning Perception-Action In Rehabilitation from a Systems perspective. The individual projects are inspired from an Ecological approach to perception-action and a Dynamical Systems approach to movement coordination. Fundamental knowledge as well as applied knowledge in the domain of rehabilitation will be developed.


Student assistant to assist with programming

We are looking for a skillful student assistant to help with writing Python and C++ scripts as well as unit testing and documenting already developed scripts. The candidate will be part of a small team working on a project that ultimately leads to a novel computational model of the brain regions that are involved in learning and memory.

Studentische Hilfskraft zur Unterstützung der Koordinationsstelle FOR 2812

Die Arbeitsgruppe Computational Neuroscience von Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng am Institut für Neuroinformatik sucht eine hochmotivierte studentische Hilfskraft (7-10 Wochenstunden) zur Unterstützung der Arbeit im Zusammenhang mit der Forschungsgruppe 2812 „Constructing Scenarios of the Past: A New Framework for Episodic Memory“.

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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