[Comp-neuro] PhD or postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany

Filip Sobczak filip at sobczak.org
Tue Dec 5 17:40:10 CET 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of High-field Magnetic Resonance at the Max Plank Institute
for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen is offering one PhD or postdoctoral
position under the supervision of Dr. Xin Yu (Group Leader at MPI for
Biological Cybernetics). This position is open now until filled, starting
in Jan, 2018.

Research Description: Understand and learn to control the brain circuits
underlying critical brain states, such as coma or arousal.  Potential

a) Build up a real-time bio-feedback controlling system for brain
functional studies: i) Neural network system-based signal processing, ii)
MR-guided robotic system development, iii) Machine learning-based
multi-modal brain signal dynamic prediction.

b) Implement the MRI/EEG/calcium recording methods for global brain state

c) Target specific nuclei with deep brain optogenetic stimulation methods
to study circuit-specific brain state neuromodulation: hippocampus, lateral
hypothalamus, and VTA.

Students with strong computational skills are highly encouraged to apply
for this position. Experience with viral transfection, or in vivo. / in
vitro. electrophysiology in animal models (rodents) with brain injury is
highly desirable. The candidates should bear a certain experience or strong
interest in brain functional imaging, e.g. task-based BOLD fMRI.

The Max Plank Institute for Biological Cybernetics is located in Tübingen,
Germany. The High-field Magnetic Resonance Department is equipped with the
3T, 9.4T human MR scanner and 14.1T animal Bruker MR Scanner. The Max
Planck Society is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and
encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.
Please send your CV (in English) to Dr. Yu (E-mail: xin.yu at tuebingen.mpg.de

Dr. Yu has published seminal papers on high field MRI functional brain
mapping in Nature Neuroscience, Nature Methods, Neuron, PNAS, NeuroImage
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