Job ID: 98592

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Neuroscience at the Institute for Neural Computation, Faculty of Computer Science

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 December 2022

Contract Length: Until 30.06.2025

City: Bochum

Country: Germany

Institution: Ruhr University Bochum

Department: Institute for Neural Computation, Faculty of Computer Science


Prof. Sen Cheng, Institute for Neural Computation, Faculty of Computer Science at the Ruhr University Bochum, invites applications for a full time (currently 39.83 hours/week)

Postdoctoral position (TV-L E13) in Computational Neuroscience.

The position starts as soon as possible and is funded until 30.06.2025.

Job description

The position is part of the Collaborative Research Center “Extinction Learning” (SFB 1280) and studies the principles underlying spatial learning and its extinction with reinforcement learning models. A particular focus is the role of episodic-like memory in learning and extinction processes.

The research group is highly dynamic and uses diverse computational modeling approaches including biological neural networks, cognitive modeling, and machine learning to investigate learning and memory in humans and animals. For further information see

Your Profile:

Candidates must have

  • a doctorate degree in neuroscience, physics, mathematics, electrical/biomedical engineering or a closely related field,
  • relevant experience in mathematical modeling,
  • excellent programming skills (e.g., Python, C/C++, Matlab),
  • excellent communication skills in English
  • the ability to work well in a team.

Research experience in neuroscience would be a further asset.

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

Please send your application, including CV, transcripts and research statement electronically, as a single PDF file, to In addition, at least two academic references must be sent independently to the above email address. The deadline for applications is December 31st, 2022. Travel costs for interviews will not be reimbursed.

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

We are committed to providing a supportive work environment for female researchers, in particular those with young children. Our university provides mentoring and coaching opportunities specifically aimed at women in research. We have a strong research network with female role models and will provide opportunities to network with them. Wherever possible, events will be scheduled during regular childcare hours. Special childcare will be arranged if events have to be scheduled outside of regular hours, in case of sickness and during school or daycare closures. Where childcare is not an option parents will be offered a home office solution.

Contact person: Vinita Samarasinghe,