Here we list current openings for positions within the research group. Spontaneous applications relevant to our research areas are always welcome.


PhD position in Philosophy of Memory for 2 years, 25,88 h/w.

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Prof. Dr.Markus Werning, Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition, invites applications for a PhD position (m/f/d) for 2 years 25,88 h/w. The candidate will be engaged in the project "Episodic memory traces: Causal, content and epistemic aspects of the link between experience and recall". This project is part of the DFG research unit 2812 “Constructing Scenarios of the Past: A New Framework in Episodic Memory” at the Ruhr University Bochum and the Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster.

  • Project: Project P6
  • Availability: Start of contract will be as soon as possible


Student Assistant - Quality Assurance of Scientific Software

We are looking for a highly motivated student to help the computational neuroscience group at the INI improve code documentation and testing of scientific software. For instance, we are in the process of implementing a CI/CD pipeline within Gitlab to run automated tests. The successful candidate will be expected to configure this system, maintain it, run unit tests on a Docker-based runner and make sure that projects conform to the group’s quality requirements.

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  • Availability: Starting immediately

The research unit FOR 2812 "Constructing scenarios of the past: A new framework in episodic memory" is a project funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The research unit studies the cognitive and neuronal mechanisms underlying scenario construction in episodic memory. We employ and integrate approaches from Philosophy, Psychology, and Experimental and Computational Neuroscience.


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