[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral and PhD student positions in Neurophysics

Tobias Niemann tobias at nld.ds.mpg.de
Fri May 16 10:01:52 CEST 2008

The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen invites 
applications for

Postdoctoral and PhD student positions in Neurophysics

Research will experimentally probe and control the dynamics of living 
neural networks using innovative optical stimulation methods and will be 
part of an integrated project of the Max Planck Institutes for Dynamics 
and Self-Organization, for Experimental Medicine, and for Biophysics 
(Frankfurt) and will be an integral part of the activities of Göttingen 
University’s Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience. The 
successful candidate will play a key role in the design and construction 
of optical stimulation systems, in which cultured neuronal cells are 
stimulated using light sensitive ion channels and pumps and in which 
their activity is monitored through multielectrode arrays. PhD students 
will work towards their doctorate in Göttingen University’s newly 
established Graduate School, GGNB. We are looking for young researchers 
with a background in Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science and a 
keen interest in interdisciplinary research at the border of 
Neuroscience and the Physics of Complex Systems. The ideal candidate 
will have the ability and desire to establish experimental paradigms and 
innovative instrumentation for the analysis and control of living neural 
networks. Prior experience in experimental Biophysics, 
Electrophysiology, or Optics would be advantageous. Prior knowledge of 
neurobiology is desirable but not required.

Göttingen is a center of neuroscience in Europe hosting numerous 
internationally recognized neuroscience research institutions, including 
three Max Planck Institutes, the European Neuroscience Institute, the 
German Primate Research Center, and Göttingen University's Centers for 
Systems Neuroscience (ZNV) and for the Molecular Physiology of the Brain
(CMPB). The BCCN integrates theoretical and experimental research groups 
from these institutions to foster interdisciplinary research in 
computational neuroscience specifically supporting close collaboration 
between theorists and experimental researchers.

Please submit your application preferably in one single PDF-document, 
including cover letter, CV, list of publications, names of possible 
referees, relevant certificates until June 15, 2008, to: 
jobs at bccn-goettingen.de (Subject: NPhysChop2)

While e-mail is preferred, applications may also be submitted in 
hardcopy to the following address:
Dr. Fred Wolf
Subject: NPhysChop2
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen
Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Bunsenstrasse 10
D - 37073 Göttingen, Germany

The MPIDS is an equal opportunity employer.

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