[Comp-neuro] 2 Postdoc Positions - University of Goettingen - Retinal Neurophysiology / Computational Neuroscience

Tim Gollisch tgollisch at neuro.mpg.de
Tue Oct 19 10:14:34 CEST 2010

2 Postdoctoral Positions
at the University of Goettingen
in Retinal Neurophysiology / Computational Neuroscience

Two postdoctoral research positions are available in the newly established lab of Prof. Tim Gollisch at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. The group studies information processing and neural coding in the retinal network with a combination of electrophysiological and computational approaches. Experimental methods include extracellular multi-electrode array recordings, intracellular whole-cell patch-clamp recordings, and two-photon calcium imaging in the isolated, whole-mount retina of mice and amphibians. All recordings are performed while the retina is stimulated with various visual patterns. A strong focus of the group is to combine these experiments with state-of-the-art and novel tools for data analysis and modeling.

For more information about the group, please visit the group’s web page (at its former location): http://www.neuro.mpg.de/english/junior/visualcode/. The group is part of the strong and lively sensory research community in Göttingen (e.g., http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/112633.html).

We are looking for highly motivated scientists with a good background in electrophysiology or computational neuroscience. In particular, a strong interest in combining experimental and computational tools to neuroscience research is required. Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, biology, physics, or a related area and a publication record indicating the potential to develop independent research.

One position will focus on whole-cell patch-clamp recordings from retinal ganglion cells to analyze intracellular currents during visual stimulation and requires prior experience with patch-clamping techniques.

The other position will focus primarily on multi-electrode array recordings and/or two-photon calcium imaging and on the development of computational tools for analyzing neural coding of visual stimuli in the retina.

For more information or to apply, please send an email to Prof. Tim Gollisch (tim.gollisch[a]med.uni-goettingen.de) and include a CV, contact information for two or three references, and a statement about which type of research you are particularly interested in.

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