[Comp-neuro] PhD Position at University of Oldenburg, Germany

Jutta Kretzberg jutta.kretzberg at uni-oldenburg.de
Wed Jul 20 23:22:31 CEST 2011


PhD Position at University of Oldenburg, Germany

The Computational Neuroscience group at University of Oldenburg, 
Germany, is seeking for a motivated PhD candidate to study mouse retinal 
coding.

The project will be focused on the question how visual information is 
encoded in the spike activity of retinal ganglion cell ensembles, 
comparing wild type and knockout mice. The candidate will perform 
behavioral experiments to measure visual thresholds and multi-electrode 
recordings of retinal ganglion cell activity in the isolated retina. 
Moreover, the project will include data analysis and visual stimulus design.

Experience in electrophysiology, behavioral experiments and / or 
computer programming would be beneficial.

The candidate will become a member of the DFG research unit "Dynamics 
and stability in retinal processing" and can additionally benefit from 
the PhD program "Neurosensory Science and Systems".

The position is offered for a period of three years, starting October 
2011 at the earliest time. Reviewing of applications will start on 
August 15^th 2011 until the position is filled.

Please send your applications (including letter of motivation, CV, 
relevant certificates, contact information of two referees and if 
applicable publication list) to

Research Center Neurosensory Science

Carl von Ossietzky University

26111 Oldenburg

Germany

(Or by email to jutta.kretzberg at uni-oldenburg.de 
<mailto:jutta.kretzberg at uni-oldenburg.de> )

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of 
female employees in the field of science and encourages applications 
from female candidates.
Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal 
qualifications.

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