[Comp-neuro] postdoc position in mouse electrophysiology at Ernst Strungmann Institute (Frankfurt, Germany)

Scholvinck, Marieke marieke.scholvinck at esi-frankfurt.de
Wed Sep 2 13:24:28 CEST 2020

We are hiring!
We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to lead the mouse work of the Zero-Noise Lab at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Zero-Noise Lab investigates how neuronal population activity unfolds in real time during naturalistic behaviour - and how this simultaneously encodes multiple ongoing cognitive processes like learning, attention, and perceptual decision making. What's more, we compare this across species: We conduct chronic electrophysiological recordings in the visual cortex of macaques and mice while they perform the same naturalistic foraging task in a virtual environment. We are no fans of cross-trial averaging - if the brain only gets one shot at making sense of its activity, so should we!
­­The lab is jointly headed by Marieke Schölvinck and Martha Havenith, and funded by the Max Planck Society. It is a highly collaborative environment - postdocs and PhD students focus on either mouse or monkey, but work together intensely to constantly align experiments across species.
We are looking for a postdoc to lead the mouse side of the lab, while developing their own ideas and research interests. If you hold (or are about to hold) a Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience, and are eager to decipher the neuronal basis of naturalistic cognitive processing in an interdisciplinary lab, we would love to hear from you!
Useful skills:
- Experience with electrophysiological recordings in awake animals
- Programming skills (Matlab/Python)
- Technical skills to build an electrophysiology set-up
- Experience with behavioural training

If you are interested, please send an email to Marieke (marieke.scholvinck at esi-frankfurt.de<mailto:marieke.scholvinck at esi-frankfurt.de>) and Martha (martha.havenith at esi-frankfurt.de<mailto:martha.havenith at esi-frankfurt.de>) before September 30, 2020. In your email, please explain your background, what you expect from your postdoc, and why you want to join us. The application remains open until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!

Martha and Marieke

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