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


Fully funded PhD position in computational neuroscience with Prof. Laurenz Wiskott in Bochum, Germany

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who will be working on a model of the hippocampus and neocortex investigating the interplay between episodic memory and semantic memory. We use methods from neural networks and machine learning. It is also planned to simulate experiments done with humans by our experimental partners in Bochum and Münster.

Three-years post-doc position available on behavior learning in complex 3D environments

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated candidate performing original machine learning research. The candidate is expected to work on behavior learning (e.g., reinforcement learning) in complex 3D environments. In addition, the successful candidate will support research grant applications in cooperation with academic and industrial partners.


Student Assistant for the project "Constructing Scenarios of the Past"

We are seeking a highly motivated student assistant (10 - 20 h/week) to support the preparation of the grant „Constructing Scenarios of the Past: A New Framework for Episodic Memory“. The chosen candidate(s) will help with researching the literature, managing references, preparing text documents and presentations, and organizing research events.

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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