Graduate Research Assistant - Data Management Computational Neuroscience

Job Description

Prof. Sen Cheng, Institute for Neuroinformatics at the Ruhr University Bochum, invites applications for a part time position (7 hours per week) of Graduate Research Assistant in data management

The position starts immediately and is initially limited for 6 months with the possibility of extension.

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.

The Ruhr University Bochum is home to a vibrant research community in neuroscience and cognitive science. The Institute for Neural Computation is an independent research unit and combines different areas of expertise ranging from experimental and theoretical neuroscience to machine learning and robotics. For further information see

The Ruhr University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity. We strongly encourage applications from qualified women and persons with disabilities.

How to Apply

Please send your applications, including CV, transcripts and research statement electronically, as a single PDF file, to .


Candidates should have an excellent university degree in computer science, applied computer science, neuroinformatics or a related field and be enrolled in a German University at the masters level. Programming skills are mandatory. Familiarity with computational neuroscience or experimental psychology would be a further asset.

The main language of communication in the group is English therefore candidates should be fluent in English. They must also have excellent communication skills and be able to work well in a team.

Ruhr University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity in employment and gender equality in its working environment. To increase gender distribution in all job categories and at all levels, we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. Female applicants will be given preferential consideration when their level of qualification, competence and professional achievements equals that of male candidates, unless arguments based on the personal background of a male co-applicant prevail. Applications from appropriately qualified handicapped persons are also encouraged.

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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