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

Tobias Niemann tobias at nld.ds.mpg.de
Wed Sep 17 15:36:08 CEST 2008

The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen invites
applications for a

Postdoctoral and PhD student positions in cellular

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

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 October 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

The MPIDS is an equal opportunity employer.

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