Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

For further information see: http://www.rub.de/mrg/memory/jobs

To read the original announcement, see: http://www.rub.de/mam/mrg/images/pubs/anzeige_die_zeit.pdf

The Mercator Research Group (MRG) “Structure of Memory” investigates episodic and semantic memory processes and their relation to other cognitive functions. It is funded by the Stiftung Mercator, one of Germany´s largest foundations, and comprises a diverse and interdisciplinary team of philosophers and experimental as well as theoretical neuroscientists.

The MRG invites applications for up to nine

PhD stipends in:

A. Behavioral and Molecular Neuroscience to identify the neural support of memory function

B. In-vitro Electrophysiology and Computational Neuroscience with focus on the neural mechanisms supporting memory

C. Computational Neuroscience of Learning and Memory

D. Philosophy of Mind and Language with expertise in logic/formal semantics and interests in neurophilosophy

PhD or postdoctoral stipends in:

E. Neurolinguistics or Cognitive Neuroscience with expertise in human EEG and interests in semantic processing

F. Cognitive Neuroscience with expertise in human fMRI and interests in higher cognition

The main language of communication is English. PhD students will be encouraged to join RUB´s International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN). Postdocs will have moderate teaching obligations. Stipends will be competitive. For further information see www.rub.de/mrg/memory/jobs. Please address inquiries and applications to Prof. Magdalena Sauvage (A, B), Prof. Sen Cheng (C), or Prof. Markus Werning (D, E, F). To apply please send a letter stating your motivation and your research interests, a complete CV,

and the names and email addresses of three referees to [email protected] by March 7th, 2010.

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

Stiftung Mercator initiates and funds projects that promote better educational opportunities in schools and universities. In the spirit of

Gerhard Mercator, it supports initiatives that embody the idea of openmindedness and tolerance through intercultural encounters, sharing of knowledge and culture. The foundation provides a platform for new ideas to enable people – regardless of their national, cultural or social background – to develop their personality, become involved in societyand make the most of the opportunities available to them.

The Ruhr University Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. Host to 32,600 students and 4,700 staff, the Ruhr University is a vital institution in the Ruhr area, which has been selected as European Capital of Culture for the year 2010.