Three PhD positions in Computational Neuroscience in the research unit of Prof. Sen Cheng at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. Our unit investigates the theoretical basis for learning and memory processes at the neuronal circuit level.

A special emphasis is placed on the dynamics of the learning process, which largely has been neglected up to date. Access to experimental data such as electrophysiological and EEG recordings and behavioral data can be facilitated through collaboration with experimental groups both on campus and at other institutions worldwide.
The Ruhr University Bochum is home to a vibrant research community in
neuroscience. Students will be encouraged to join the International
Graduate School of Neuroscience and interact with the Institute of
Neuroinformatics. Our unit is one of three units in the newly formed
Mercator Research Group “Structure of Memory”. The group is funded by
the Stiftung Mercator and investigates episodic and semantic memory
processes and their relation to other cognitive functions. It comprises a diverse and interdisciplinary team of philosophers and
experimental as well as theoretical neuroscientists. The main language
of communication in the group is English.
The successful applicants will have a background in either neuroscience or a quantitative science such as physics, mathematics,
or engineering. Experience in computational neuroscience is not
required, but a familiarity with quantitative data analysis methods
and/or mathematical or computer models will be an asset. For further
information see To apply please send a letter stating
your motivation and your research interests, a complete CV, and the
names and email addresses of at least two referees to by
March 7th, 2010.
The Ruhr University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity. We
strongly encourage applications from qualified women and persons with

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