Student assistant in Computational Neuroscience Computational Neuroscience

Jobs Description

Desired Skills:

Curiosity, critical thinking, and a strong interest in Neuroscience

Experience in programming (preferably with MATLAB or Python)

English proficiency and ability to work in a team

Important: The candidate should be available to stay for a minimum period of 6 months starting on the 1.2.2018!

Please send your application, including CV and letter of motivation, as a single PDF file to Vinita Samarasinghe, samarasinghe@ini.rub.de, on or before 15.11.2018.


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.

Universitätsstr. 150, Building NB, Room 3/32
D-44801 Bochum, Germany

Tel: (+49) 234 32-28967
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