[Comp-neuro] Two Open Postdoc positions on Multi-modal and Computational Brain dynamic studies (MPI-Biological Cybernetics)

Xin Yu xin.yu at tuebingen.mpg.de
Mon Sep 10 10:35:15 CEST 2018

Postdoctoral Position at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany
The Department of High-field Magnetic Resonance at the Max Plank Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen is offering TWO postdoctoral positions. This position is open now until filled.

Research Description: Understand and learn to control the brain circuits underlying critical brain states.  Potential assignments: 

Position #1 (Bio-engineering and computational direction)
a) Build up a real-time bio-feedback controlling system for brain functional studies:     
  i) Neural network-based signal processing,
 ii) MR-guided robotic system development, 
 iii) Machine learning-based multi-modal brain signal dynamic prediction.  
b) High field MRI methodology development and applications
i) High spatiotemporal fMRI method development from rodents to humans.
ii) Advanced resting-state fMRI analysis method development based on the neural network-based learning schemes.
Candidates with strong computational skills are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

Position #2 (multi-modality imaging in animal brains, Biologists/biomedical engineers/electrophysiologists)
a) Implement the MRI/EEG/calcium recording methods for global brain state monitoring. 
b) Target specific nuclei with deep brain optogenetic stimulation methods to study circuit-specific brain state neuromodulation.
c)  Develop an advanced fiber-optic imaging device for MRI compatible concurrent brain dynamic signal recordings, e.g., Ca2+, Glutamate, K+, and other neuromodulators.
Experience with viral transfection, 2-PM or fiber optic recordings, or in vivo. / in vitro. electrophysiology in animal models (rodents) is highly desirable. The candidates should bear experience or strong interests 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. Please send your CV (in English) to Dr. Yu (E-mail: xin.yu at tuebingen.mpg.de).    



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