[Comp-neuro] Full Professor for “Sensory Processing in the Retina” (W3)

Tobias Niemann tobias at nld.ds.mpg.de
Tue Sep 30 10:49:35 CEST 2008

The University of Göttingen Medical School invites applications for the
position of a

Full Professor for “Sensory Processing in the Retina”

We are looking for scientists with an established and internationally
recognized, original track of research on the processing of visual
information in the retina. The successful candidate will coordinate
research at the Department of Ophthalmology and will actively
participate in further strengthening the Neuroscience Focus of the
Göttingen Research Campus. Ideally, the candidate will bring expertise
in physiological, morphological and/or genetic approaches to synaptic
transmission in the retina. She/he is expected to closely interact with
molecular, cellular, systems and computational neuroscientists within
existing (e.g. http://www.cmpb.uni-goettingen.de/,
http://www.bccn-goettingen.de/) and novel collaborative research
activities such as a planned research center on the cellular mechanisms
of sensory processing. The candidate’s teaching activities will
contribute to graduate programs of the Göttingen Graduate School of
Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences
(http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/56640.html) and the Master and PhD
program Molecular Medicine
(http://www.molmed-goettingen.de/inter/links.php?sp=en) (teaching
language: English).

Göttingen is a center of neuroscience in Europe hosting numerous
internationally recognized neuroscience research institutions, including
the Centers for the Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CMPB) and for
Systems Neuroscience (CSN), the European Neuroscience Institute and the
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) run jointly by
the University of Göttingen, three Max Planck Institutes and the German
Primate Research Center.

Qualifications required are the “Habilitation” or an equivalent further
qualification in research and university teaching; a sound teaching
record is a further prerequisite. Experience with grant applications,
research planning, as well as international research networking will be
highly desirable.

Appointments will be made by the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen as a
Public Law Foundation according to the Higher Education Law of Lower
Saxony (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz Nds. GVBl. 2007, page 69).
Further details will be provided on request.

The position is open to German and foreign nationals. The University of
Göttingen is committed to employment equity and women are particularly
encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially
considered within the current legal regulations.

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, reprints of the
applicant’s five most significant publications, a description of
achievements and future plans in teaching and research, as well as an
overview of successful funding applications should reach the Faculty no
later than 10th of October 2008 following announcement of the position.

The Dean and Member of the Board of Directors for Research and Education
of the University Medical School, Robert-Koch-Str. 42, D-37075
Göttingen, Germany.

Further general information for applicants and application forms are
available on:

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