ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
RESEARCH FIELDNeurosciences › Neurophysiology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE29/02/2020 17:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONGermany › Hamburg
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK38,5
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER860563
The Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology (head: Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel) at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) aims to fill a PhD student position for large-scale in-vivo neurophysiology. The vacant position is for a project involving in-vivo recordings of cortical networks and their modulation by opto- and chemogenetic approaches. The position is part of the EU-funded Innovative Training Network euSNN (“European School of Network Neuroscience”) and available, with full-time employment, for a duration of 3 years with immediate start.
The euSNN Innovative Training Network (http://eusnn.eu) integrates 16 leading European groups in network neuroscience and 7 companies to train students who want to pursue a successful career in the field of network neuroscience. The euSNN training programme offers a unique combination of experimental, analysis and modelling approaches. Exploiting intense collaborations between experimental, theoretical and clinical groups, euSNN links basic research on large-scale brain dynamics with new pathophysiological approaches and clinical applications. The euSNN network is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel. Further information on the euSNN network can be found at http://eusnn.eu.
The key research theme at the UKE Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology is the large-scale dynamics of cortical and subcortical networks which is addressed by combining electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods. Research at the Department aims to demonstrate and understand the functional role of dynamic large-scale coupling for perception, cognition and action. To this end, ongoing projects also test causal mechanisms by modulation of networks and connectivity. Further information can be found at https://www.uke.de/neurophysiologie and at http://www.40hz.net.
The new lab member will join an existing team in the Engel lab with extensive expertise in in-vivo multisite recordings, network modulation using electrical and optogenetic stimulation approaches and connectivity analysis. The main focus of the work will be on opto- and chemogenetic modulation of oscillations and functional connectivity in cortical networks in anesthetized and behaving ferrets.
The Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology is committed to diversity and seeks applications from qualified individuals regardless of their demographic status, gender, or cultural background. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.
Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV including publications (if available), copies of university degrees and courses (including obtained grades), and the names and e-mail addresses of two scientists who can provide references. Please send your application materials as PDF (in one file) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
Candidates should have a M.Sc. in neuroscience, biology or related disciplines and a strong interest in a network perspective on brain function. Experience in in-vivo recordings, optogenetics and/or MatLab-based data analysis is a plus. We offer a comprehensive training program for experimental and analytical skills in a multi-disciplinary scientific environment with close links to market-oriented applications.
EURAXESS offer ID: 486650
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