The Department of Neurophysiology at the Faculty of Medicine is looking for a 

Postdoc position (m,f,x) for 3 years with 39,83 hours per week (TV-L E 13)

The Ruhr University Bochum is a vibrant hub for multidisciplinary neuroscientific research (see: The Department of Neurophysiology within the Medical Faculty, hosts a vibrant and talented team of neuroscientists from a variety of scientific backgrounds that implement multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the mechanisms underlying memory. Particular focus is on the mechanisms underlying acquisition and long-term retention of associative memory ( English is the working language of the team.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline:

Your tasks:

  •  A postdoctoral position is currently available for a candidate that has a strong background in the area of analysis of learning dynamics on the basis of neuronal and/or rodent MRI-data. The position will be funded at the level of E13 (german salary system) for initially three years. The candidate should develop new data analysis strategies and develop algorithms for the scrutiny of synaptic and cortical plasticity and their role in information processing in the context of memory.

Your profile:

  • A Doctorate in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or Neuroscience is required. Competence in quantitative data and/or advanced signal analysis, as well as programming knowledge (e.g. Python, Matlab) is essential, as is experience in neuroscientific research. Applications (including motivation letter, CV, proof of degrees, publication list, grade transcripts, 2 referees) should be directed to Head of Department, Prof. Dr. Denise Manahan-Vaughan (

Our offerings:

  • challenging and varied tasks with a high level of personal responsibility
  • support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • a friendly and collegial environment
  • extensive opportunities for further education and training

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

The load of teaching will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Dr. Denise Manahan-Vaughan, Phone: +49234 32 22042
Sandra Frühauf, Phone: +49234 32 29590

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 1926 until 05/06/2023, send by e-mail to the following address:

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