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

Tobias Niemann tobias at nld.ds.mpg.de
Mon Nov 3 10:13:20 CET 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 December 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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