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Post-doctoral position in Bochum/Germany

23 February 2018

Post-doctoral position in Bochum/Germany

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The department of Neurophysiology of the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), workgroup Experimental Cortical Plasticity offers a postdoc position for 34 month funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

The project has to major aims: 1) Using rat models to investigate if abnormalities in limbic system neuronal activity related to psychiatric diseases can be affected by repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). This includes in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological attempts. 2) Investigating neuronal population activity induced in acute brain slices by single TMS pulses of different kind and how this is altered by rTMS and in disease states.

Our university has a strong neuroscience background represented by the joint activities of the faculties of medicine, biology and arts in two collaborative research centers.

The applicant should have a PhD, or adequate degree, in the field of neuroscience or a related discipline with a strong background on electrophysiological and biochemical techniques. In particular, practise in whole cell patch clamp recordings, calcium / voltage sensitive dye imaging techniques, analysis of neuronal data and rodent care are highly recommended.

Applications including a letter of interest, CV, copies of certificates of PhD (or adequate) and the contact information of at least two referees should be send to Prof. Klaus Funke ( by no later than March 20th, 2018.

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34 month
Ruhr-University Bochum

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Klaus Funke
Ruhr-University Bochum
Dept. Neurophysiology
Medical Faculty, MA 3/151
Universitaetsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
+49 (0)234 32 23944

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