Hiwi Position
In the Systems Neurophysiology Lab

We are looking for student research assistants (Hiwi, Bsc or MSc students) to participate in the technical support of our research projects. The positions will include technical work, building setups, electronics, data acquisition and processing on the one hand but also handling and training of mice. 

The Systems Neurophysiology Lab at the RWTH Aachen University focuses on the processing of multisensory information in the cortex of mice during navigation in virtual reality. Applying state-of-the-art multiphoton imaging techniques, we manipulate cortical neurons and measure their responses to multisensory input. Together with combinations of patch-clamp recordings and holographic optogenetics we further identify the local wiring diagrams of the underlying neuronal networks. 

If you like to join our team and be part of our neuroscience research projects, you should have experience in soldering or tinkering or enjoy working with little animals, and send us an email with your CV, previous working experience, skills and a motivation letter. We are an international research group; fluent English will therefore be required.

Please contact Prof. Björn Kampa (kampa@brain.rwth-aachen.de).

Website: http://brain.rwth-aachen.de

New RTG InnoRetVision has started in April 2021

In April 2021 the new DFG funded Research Training Group Innoretvision has started at the RWTH Aachen.

RTG 2610 – Innovative Retinal Interfaces for Optimized Artificial Vision – InnoRetVision is a DFG funded Research Training Group dedicated to train graduate students with a background and interest in electrical engineering, neuroengineering, biophysics, sensory or neurophysiology, and or vision restoration.

Our aim is to explore innovative methods for the stimulation of the visual system to improve current techniques for vision restoration in blind humans.

More information can be found here

Career Day 2020

We would like to remind of the RTG2416 Career Day 2020:

You’re about to graduate, but you’re are not sure how to continue your career yet?

Get an insight into divers vitae and discuss different hurdles on a scientific career paths with invited guest speakers in a panel discussion on our RTG2416 Career Day 2020.


Prof. Dr. Dörte Rother

FZ Jülich, Head of Institute “Synthetic enzyme cascades”

Dr. Monika Müller

InnoSyn, Senior Scientist/project management

Dr. Lars Dittrich

MaiLab (YouTube, Funk-Network), Editor

Dr. Anja Gundlfinger

Roche, Senior Scientist


Thu, February 27th, start 2pm, panel discussion 5pm-6pm


Sammelbau Biologie II / room 1.011

(Worringerweg 3, 52074 Aachen)

For further information, go to http://www.rtg2416.rwth-aachen.de or mail to o.nommensen@bio2.rwth-aachen.de

RTG Career Day for Biology (and Science) Students

We’d like to invite you all, and especially students, to the first “RTG2416 Scientific Career Day“.

“Graduated!?!  … where to go now?

Get an insight into divers career paths and talk to postgraduates from different areas in a panel discussion.”

Time:  March 7th, start 14:00 panel discussion 17:00

Place:  room 1.011 / Sammelbau Biologie II, Worringerweg. 3, 52074 Aachen

The event is open for all interested people, especially Master and Bachelor students, so please feel free to distribute the attached announcement.


New RTG Multisenses-Multiscales

In October 2018 the new DFG funded Research Training Group Multisenses-Multiscales has started at the RWTH Aachen.

The RTG incorporates 11 labs from biology and medicine to engineering and computational neuroscience.  Research focus of the RTG is the integration of multisensory information on scales from molecules to systems.

More information can be found at www.rtg2416.rwth-aachen.de.



New Master Module Behavioral Neuroscience – Start Summer Term 2019

The new Master Module Behavioral Neuroscience will start in April 2019 with a weekly lecture. In addition, the module includes a weekend seminar with presentations of the latest scientific publications in the field. The practical course includes hands-on training and behavioral tasks in mice and humans using modern touchscreen setups. The course will take place during summer term break with the exact date being announced at the start of the module.

Applications for the module will be possible in RWTHonline. For further information please contact kampa@bio2.rwth-aachen.de