Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Leipzig/Germany

07 December 2017

Ph.D. Student in Leipzig/Germany

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The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS, Leipzig, Germany) has an opening for a PhD position.

The position is available for three years and is part of a collaboration between MPI CBS (Alfred Anwander, Stefan Geyer), Department of Systems Neuroscience, Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Siawoosh Mohammadi), and Paul Flechsig Institute of Brain Research, University of Leipzig (Markus Morawski), entitled "Human Microstructural Connectomics:
Computational Modelling and Validation with Histology and CLARITY" and funded by the DFG Priority Programme "Computational Connectomics". You will be embedded in a world-leading research environment with cutting-edge MRI hardware (the unique combination of a CONNECTOM and 7T MRI system in Continental Europe) and state-of-the-art histology (CLARITY-based clearing of human post-mortem tissue and analysis with light-sheet microscopy).

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The successful applicant should have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in medicine, biology, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, or a comparable subject. A sound background in neuroanatomy and experience with histological techniques are an advantage. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory.

Remuneration is based on the payscale of the Max Planck Society. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

To apply, please submit a cover letter stating personal qualifications and motivation for applying, a curriculum vitae, contact details of two referees, and copies of your academic certificates and publications (if available). Please submit your application via our online system at (using subject heading "PHD 25/17").

Closing date for applications is 05.01.2018. For further details please contact PD Dr Stefan Geyer (sgeyer@cbs.mpg

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Contract length:
3 years
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Department of Neurophysics

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Stefan Geyer
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences,
Department of Neurophysics,
Stephanstrasse 1a,
04103 Leipzig,

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