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The Chair of Neuropsychology from the Faculty of Psychology is looking for a 

Postdoc (m,f,x), full- time, till 31.12.2023, TVL E13

The proposed project focuses on the neural mechanisms of hippocampal memory functions and the relationship of memory to the distinctiveness of stimulus-specific neural representations. We will assess the reactivation of these representations after learning and their transformation related to pattern separation processes.

We are seeking for a candidate with a strong background in neuroscience and experience in recording and analysing electrophysiological data in humans or animals related to learning and memory. The successful candidate will have a PhD and a strong track record on this topic.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application dateline:
23.05.2022

Future tasks:

  • Planning, piloting and establishing experimental paradigms
  • Acquiring data from epilepsy patients
  • Analysing the data (including time-frequency analyses and multivariate analyses of stimulus-specific representations)
  • Presenting the data and preparing manuscripts

Your profile:

  • PhD in neuroscience
  • Experience with the acquisition and analysis of electrophysiological data during memory functions (ideally memory consolidation) in animals or humans
  • Strong publication track record on these topics
  • Strong skills in data analysis
  • Excellent English skills

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • A dynamic environment
  • Flexible working hours

Additional information:

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

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. Nikolai Axmacher, Phone: +49234 32 22674

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 527 until 23.05.2022, send by e-mail to the following address: neuropsy@rub.de

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