A funded PhD studentship is available in a joint project between Prof.
Sen Cheng in the Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory" and
Prof. Laurenz Wiskott at the Institute for Neural Computation at the
Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. The goal of the project is to
understand the functional role of the hippocampus in spatial
navigation and episodic memory using robotics simulations. To achieve
this goal, we use small ePuck robots to simulate key rodent
experiments in learning and memory. The main language of communication
in the project is English.
Candidates should have an excellent Master degree, or equivalent, in
neuroscience, physics, mathematics, engineering or a related field.
Excellent programming skills and experience with computer/ robotics
simulations are mandatory. Familiarity with computational neuroscience
would be a further asset. To apply please send a letter stating your
motivation and your research interests, a complete CV, academic
transcripts (Bachelor and Master), and at least two academic letters
of recommendation to email@example.com in a single PDF file by July
The Ruhr University Bochum is home to a vibrant research community in
neuroscience and neural computation. Students will be able to join the
International Graduate School of Neuroscience. For further information
about the research groups, see www.rub.de/cns and
The Ruhr University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity. We
strongly encourage applications from qualified women and persons with
Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng
Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory"
office: GA 04/48 | +49-234- 32 27136 | FAX: +49-234- 32 07136
firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.rub.de/cns
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