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Ph.D. Student in Mainz/Germany

01 December 2017

Ph.D. Student in Mainz/Germany

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The Institutes of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany, are inviting applications for the position of a PhD student for in-vivo neurophysiology to work on a research project investigating the role of parvalbumin-positive interneurons in the barrel cortex of awake, behaving animals. The project will combine multi-electrode recordings and optogenetic manipulations in head-fixed mice performing whisker-related detection and discrimination tasks.

We seek a highly qualified and motivated candidate with a background in neuroscience or related fields. Experience with in-vivo or in-vitro neurophysiological methods is required; basic programming skills are desirable.

The successful candidate will become part of the vibrant neuroscience community within the Focus Program Translational Neuroscience ( and the Rhine-Main-Neuroscience network ( The position is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and does not entail teaching. The position is available immediately; applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications should include a cover letter with a brief statement of research interests and a short CV. For applications or informal inquiries please contact Heiko Luhmann ( or Maik Stüttgen (

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University Medical Center Mainz
Institute of Pathophysiology

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Maik Stuettgen
University Medical Center Mainz
Institute of Pathophysiology
Duesbergweg 6
51128 Mainz

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