20/09/2017

Ph.D./Postdoctoral position(m/f) in neuroscience/biophysics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    center of advanced european studies and research, Max Planck Research Group
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    Neurosciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/03/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Bonn
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/03/2018

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Caesar is a Neuroscience research institute associated with the Max Planck Society and is located in Bonn, Germany. Caesar’s research is interdisciplinary with scientists from various research areas working together on the topics of cellular signal processing and the neural foundations of behavior. This ranges from studying the behavior of single-cell organisms to studying one of the key questions of neuroscience: how does neuronal activity give rise to complex and goal-directed behavior?

The Max Planck Research Group Neural Circuits led by Dr. Johannes. D. Seelig is offering

Ph.D. / Postdoctoral position

in neuroscience / biophysics

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist interested in studying the function of neural networks in behaving animals. More information about the group can be found at https://www.caesar.de/en/our-research/neural-circuits/research-focus.html and http://seeliglabneuro.weebly.com/research.html.

Project description:

- You will use electrophysiology, two-photon calcium imaging as well as other optical microscopy methods, optogenetics, and virtual reality techniques to investigate adaptive neural networks in fruit flies across behavioral states.

- You will investigate electrical signaling in neural networks in the brain from individual synapses to entire circuits, using methods such as patch-clamp recordings or voltage imaging and use high-resolution optical microscopy methods for structural circuit analysis.

- You will interact with scientists working on computational network models as well as scientists building optical instruments.

What we expect from you:

- A Masters/PhD with a strong background in neuroscience and/or biophysics.

- Candidates from related fields (such as physics, engineering or chemistry) are also encouraged to apply.

- Proficiency in programming languages (Matlab, LabView, c++, Python) and the willingness to hone programming skills is preferred.

- Knowledge of the German language is not a requirement.

References:

https://elifesciences.org/articles/23496

https://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v20/n4/full/nn.4516.html

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v521/n7551/abs/nature14446.html

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v503/n7475/abs/nature12601.html

http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v7/n7/abs/nmeth.1468.html

What we offer:

-You will work in a multidisciplinary, international team

-Cutting-edge equipped laboratories

-Competitive salary according to career

About the institute:

Caesar is part of a cluster for neuroscience in the Bonn-Cologne region, comprising the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and two Max Planck Institutes. The Institute hosts the International Max Planck Research School for Brain & Behavior and is involved in the Bonn International Graduate School of Neuroscience.

Caesar is committed to diversity and inclusion and is aiming to increase the percentage of women in areas where they are under-represented. We therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

How to apply:

Please send an email to johannes.seelig@caesar.de for informal enquiries or submit your application at our job portal: https://www.caesar.de/en/joining-caesar/

Caesar is certified according to the audit berufundfamilie.

 

 

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Benefits

-You will work in a multidisciplinary, international team

-Cutting-edge equipped laboratories

-Competitive salary according to career

 

Caesar is certified by audit berufundfamilie.

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

What we expect from you:

- A Masters/PhD with a strong background in neuroscience and/or biophysics.

- Candidates from related fields (such as physics, engineering or chemistry) are also encouraged to apply.

- Proficiency in programming languages (Matlab, LabView, c++, Python) and the willingness to hone programming skills is preferred.

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
center of advanced european studies and research
Germany
Bonn
53175
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 246878

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