Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Tübingen/Germany

16 April 2018

Ph.D. Student in Tübingen/Germany

Job ID
18630
Place
Tübingen/Germany

Description

IN-VIVO ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY AND OPTOGENETICS. Our research focuses on the cellular basis of spatial coding in the CORTICO HIPPOCAMPAL CIRCUIT. We employ state-of-the-art electrophysiology techniques for monitoring the activity of identified neurons in FREELY BEHAVING RODENTS (rats and mice). Possible projects involve the use of juxtacellular and/or extracellular recordings (in combination with optogenetics and viral-tracing methods) for recording and manipulating anatomically defined cell types while mice perform memory tasks in ‘virtual’ or ‘real’ environments. The projects are aimed at dissecting the contribution of distinct cell types to the neural representation of space, to spatial navigation and memory functions. A quantitative/computational background (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, etc…), programming skills in MATLAB and previous experience in electrophysiology are a plus, but not required.
Applications containing CV and names of at least two referees should be addressed to Andrea Burgalossi (andrea.burgalossi@cin.unituebingen.de)

Projects are related to these recent publications:
Tang, Brecht and Burgalossi, Nature Protocols (2014); Diamantaki et al., Current Biology (2016); Preston-Ferrer et al. eLife (2016); Diamantaki, Coletta et al., Cell Reports (2018)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Burgalossi+A

Job Information

Contract length:
4 Years
Institution:
Universitäts Klinikum Tübingen
Department:
Center For Integrative Neurosciences (CIN)

Contact Information

Andrea Burgalossi
Universitäts Klinikum Tübingen
Center For Integrative Neurosciences (CIN)
Burgalossi Lab
Otfried Müller Str. 25
72076 Tübingen

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