Several open positions are available for a PhD Student or Postdoc in Computational Neuroscience, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision Institute for Neuroinformatics, Bochum, in the group of Prof. Dr. Laurenz Wiskott

Institute for Neurocomputing
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitaetsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum / Germany.
The Institute for Neurocomputing is a central research institute at the Ruhr-University Bochum, see It focuses on dynamics and learning of perception and behavior on a functional level but is otherwise very diverse, ranging from neurophysiology and psychophysics over computational neuroscience to technical applications.
Research group:
Prof. Dr. Laurenz Wiskott, see
Research topics:
The group of Prof. Wiskott is particularly interested in the self-organization of visual processing. A large body of work is based on the slowness principle for learning invariances, see Another central topic is the hippocampal system (memory formation and navigation). One position available is specifically for modeling the role of adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus. In addition to biologically motivated models, the group also develops machine learning techniques (e.g. blind source separation) and computer vision applications (visual object recognition). Strong emphasis is put on a good analytical understanding of the methods used.
Depending on the salary scale there is a teaching load of up to 4 hours per week during the semester.
The position is available immediately. The appointment will be initially for one year and can then be extended for several years.
Candidates should have an education in physics, mathematics, electrical engineering or any related field. Required are strong mathematical and programming skills as well as the ability to communicate and work well in a team.
Salary is according to salary scale TV-L E13, part time for PhD
Students, see FAQ.
Informal inquiries can be addressed to Prof. Wiskott.
Complete applications should be sent to Prof. Laurenz Wiskott at the
address given above. Please send only copies and not original documents, since the applications will not be sent back. You may also send applications via email, but please make sure they are complete and in a convenient format, such as a single pdf file, see the FAQ.
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, applications from qualified women are strongly encouraged. 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.
None. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, as will be indicated on the web page below.

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