Open Position: Research Assistant (m/f/d) in Rostock

Euraxes Job Advertisement

Job Advertisement Uni Rostock (English version)

Job Advertisement Uni Rostock (German version)


Research Assistant (m/f/d)
EG 13 TV-L, full-time employment, 40 hours/week, limited, project position

The research is carried out within the framework of subproject S01 of the supra-regional Collaborative Research Center TRR 295, “Retuning dynamic motor network disorders using neuromodulation,” supported by Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University Hospital Würzburg. The place of work is the University of Rostock. The main objective of the research is to establish a comprehensive simulation environment for patient-specific modelling of deep brain stimulation with special emphasis on the accurate modelling of the electric field in brain tissue and its effect on neuronal structures of the basal ganglia complex. The post-doctoral researcher will enhance the existing functionality of the open source software tool OSS-DBS integrated with Lead DBS, developed at the University of Rostock and the Charité, respectively. This will be done by adding algorithms for patient-specific pathway classification and reconstructing neural networks based on multimodal medical imaging. Furthermore, new physical and mathematical aspects of volume conductor modelling shall be implemented. For example, the advanced description of electrode-tissue interfaces is of particular importance.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • conducting research in the field of Computational Neuroscience
  • development of existing software for the research described above
  • development of mathematical models
  • cooperation with other TRR 295 projects
  • publication of the research results


  • completed university degree (state examination, diploma, master’s degree or comparable degree) in computational science and engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mathematics, physics or similar field of study with at least good results
  • doctoral degree in one of the above fields of study
  • publications in the field of computational neuroscience
  • excellent knowledge of the numerics of partial differential equations and programming
  • excellent knowledge of the English language, written and spoken
  • interest in interdisciplinary research and medicine
  • independent working style and ability to work on new topics

Our offer

  • Employment relationship in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federal States (TV-L) with the employer Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, represented by the University of Rostock
  • remuneration with salary group 13 if personal and collective agreement requirements are met
  • an individual assignment of the experience level according to the collective agreement, taking into account your previous professional experience
  • 30 days annual vacation and annual special payment; additional pension plan (VBL)
  • flexible working hours
  • various offers for health promotion and work-life balance, e.g. through our family office or our URgesund health management system
  • multitude of continuing education opportunities, including language courses, IT courses, seminars for professional development
  • participation in the extensive range of university sports activities

University of Rostock as an employer

Equal opportunities are important to us. We welcome applications from suitable severely disabled persons or persons of equal status. We aim to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore encourage relevantly qualified women to apply. We welcome applications from people of other nationalities or with a migration background.

Formal notes

In principle, the position is also suitable for part-time employment. If corresponding applications are received, we will consider whether the part-time wishes can be met within the scope of official feasibilities.

The temporal limitation of the employment relationship is based on § 2 (2) WissZeitVG.

If desired, the staff council can be consulted during the selection process. Please enclose an informal request for this with your application documents.

We look forward to receiving your online application with complete, informative documents (cover letter, resume, diploma with indication of final grade) by 15. August 2022 at the latest. Only applications received via our application portal and containing all requested documents will be considered.

Unfortunately, application and travel costs cannot be covered by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

For further information please contact:

Insitute of General Electrical Engineering Mrs. Prof. Dr. Ursula van Rienen,
Tel. 0381 / 498-7070
HR department Mrs. Julia Kluth, Tel. 0381 / 498-1317