[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral and PhD student positions in cellular neurophysics/neurophysiology

Tobias Niemann tobias at nld.ds.mpg.de
Fri May 16 11:30:31 CEST 2008


The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen invites 
applications for a

Postdoctoral and PhD student positions in cellular 
neurophysics/neurophysiology

The candidates’s research will experimentally analyze the dynamical 
properties of sodium channels in neocortical neurons in situ and model 
their role in the operation of cortical neurons and networks and will be 
part of an integrated international project of the Max Planck Institutes 
for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Göttingen) and the Koret School of 
Veterinary Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), 
supported by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and 
Development. PhD students will work towards their doctorate either in 
Göttingen University’s newly established Graduate School, GGNB or at the 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem. We are looking for young researchers 
with a background in biophysics, cellular electrophysiology, or cell 
biology and a keen interest in interdisciplinary research at the border 
of experimental and theoretical neuroscience. The ideal candidate will 
have the ability and desire to push the characterization of cortical 
sodium currents in intact cortical neurons to a new level of 
quantitative precision and to analyze their role in the operation of 
cortical neurons under physiologically realistic conditions. Prior 
experience with the biophysics of ion channels, with the 
electrophysiology of neurons, or with cellular imaging methods 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: NPhysNaCh)

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

The MPIDS is an equal opportunity employer.


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