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University of Vienna
Research Group Neuroinformatics
Hörlgasse 6
1090 Wien

We have an opening for a doctoral position in the Neuroinformatics Group at the University of Vienna ( The project's goal is to develop causal inference methods that generate human-interpretable concepts for explainable AI. These methods will be applied in close collaboration with other group members to study the link between neuronal activity and cognition in artificial and biological intelligent systems.

We are looking for an intrinsically motivated student with a Master (or equivalent) degree in Computer Science, Neural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field. We expect strong competencies in machine learning and programming, as well as a passion for interdisciplinary research in general and learning about the brain in particular. The ability to speak German would be beneficial but is not required.

Employment is according to the collective bargaining agreement §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc, 75%), see

The duration of employment is three years and can be extended to a maximum of four years. The initial contract will be limited to 1.5 years and automatically renewed for another 1.5 years at the end of the 12-month probation period. Job duties involve research as well as teaching (in English or German).

The Neuroinformatics Group is part of the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna, the oldest and largest public research university in the German-speaking world ( Research in our group focuses on two topics: Causal inference for bridging the gap between neuronal activity and cognition and AI/ML algorithms for brain-computer interfacing. Our offices are located in downtown Vienna, a city that has been repeatedly ranked as having the world's highest quality of living. We strive to be a diverse research group and particularly welcome (and, given equal qualifications, give preference to) applications from groups currently underrepresented in academia!

Application Instructions

To apply, please set up an account ( and submit the following documents via

* Letter of motivation (~one page)
* CV
* Abstract of Master thesis
* Degree certificates
* Contact information of two referees
* List of publications and evidence of teaching experience (if any)

The application deadline is the 13th of December, 2021. Please choose reference number "#06
PC2: Neuroinformatics, Prof. Grosse-Wentrup" when submitting your application. Because there are two separate projects linked to this call, please indicate in your motivation letter whether you are applying to the BCI or the causal inference project.

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Contact Person
Prof. Moritz Grosse-Wentrup