[Comp-neuro] PhD position: US-German Collaboration in Computational Neuroscience

Peter Jedlicka jedlicka at em.uni-frankfurt.de
Fri Sep 14 22:59:34 CEST 2018

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position in an NIH & BMBF  
funded US-Germany project aimed at creating biophysically realistic  
multi-scale computer models of TMS (transcranial magnetic  
stimulation)-induced changes of neuronal and synaptic properties. The  
position will be based at the Justus Liebig University (Giessen). This  
project  is in collaboration with the University of Freiburg, the  
University of Minnesota and the Temple University (Philadelphia). The  
student will be using computer simulations to reproduce/predict data  
from electrophysiology and functional optical imaging experiments in  
hippocampal tissue cultures. Visits to Freiburg and to US for  
short-term and long-term periods of time to learn techniques and  
exchange information are part of the activities of this grant. The  
successful candidate should have a background in physics, mathematics,  
engineering, computational neuroscience or closely related field.  
Experience in scientific programming is highly desirable. The  
appointment will be starting in November/December 2018 or in 2019.

Please submit a single pdf file including CV, list of publications,  
statement of research interests and names and email addresses of three  
references to:

Prof. Dr. Peter Jedlicka; Peter.Jedlicka at informatik.med.uni-giessen.de

The project is related to these recent publications:

Lenz M, Galanis C, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Opitz A, Wierenga CJ, Szabó G,  
Ziemann U, Deller T, Funke K, Vlachos A (2016) Repetitive magnetic  
stimulation induces plasticity of inhibitory synapses. Nature  
Communications 7:10020
Beining M, Mongiat LA, Schwarzacher SW, Cuntz H, Jedlicka P (2017) T2N  
as a new tool for robust electrophysiological modeling demonstrated  
for mature and adult-born dentate granule cells. Elife 6:e26517
Lenz M, Platschek S, Priesemann V, Becker D, Willems LM, Ziemann U,  
Deller T, Müller-Dahlhaus F, Jedlicka P, Vlachos A (2015) Repetitive  
magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of excitatory postsynapses on  
proximal dendrites of cultured mouse CA1 pyramidal neurons. Brain  
Structure & Function 220:3323–3337.

P.S. If you are interested and will be attending Bernstein Conference  
in Berlin (27, 28 September), feel free to send me an email so that we  
can meet for an in-person interview.

Peter Jedlicka, MD, PhD
Professorship for Computer-Based Modelling
in the field of 3R Animal Protection
Faculty of Medicine
Rudolf-Buchheim-Str. 6
D-35392 Giessen
Phone: ++49 (0)69 179 238 6269
Fax: ++49 (0)641 9941359

NeuroScience Center
Clinical Neuroanatomy (Anatomy I)
Theodor-Stern-Kai 7
D-60590 Frankfurt am Main
Fax:   ++49 (69) 6301 6425
Email: jedlicka at em.uni-frankfurt.de

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