Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

06 November 2018

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

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We are seeking, at the earliest opportunity, a highly motivated
PhD student (f/m/d) for a project covering small animal magnetic resonance tomography (MRT), animal behavior and neuronal tract tracing for a three-year appointment with a salary of TV-L E13 (50% in the 1th year and 65% in the 2nd and 3rd year).
Your role:
Within your PhD project, i.e., the completion of your PhD thesis, you will mainly perform functional magnetic resonance imaging on rodents during auditory stimulation using an ultra-high field small animal MRT. You will also test these animals in behavioral experiments and trace and manipulate (photolytic ablation) neuronal connections.
Your profile:
• a completed university degree (master, diploma or similar qualification) in neuroscience, biology, medicine or a related natural science
• some experience in small animal MRT, behavioral and/or anatomical approaches would be beneficial
• willingness to learn new imaging, anatomical, behavioral and related techniques
• an innovative spirit and enjoyment of working in an international team
We offer:
• an excellent supervision including a PhD thesis committee
• integration into the graduate training program at the LIN
• a challenging and versatile position in an enthusiastic team
• excellent working conditions and opportunities for cooperation
• state-of-the-art technical facilities (e.g., including high-resolution 9.4 T small animal MRT and modern anatomical laboratory.

Please contact PD Dr. Eike Budinger ( or Dr. Nicole Angenstein ( ) in case of any questions. If we have sparked your interest, please send your application documents including a motivation letter, CV, copies of relevant certificates and your earliest possible start date, quoting the reference number LIN 2018/9.4T-MRT01, by 30.11.2018 (arrival here) preferably in the form of a single pdf document to

Job Information

Contract length:
3 years
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Systems Physiology of Learning

Contact Information

Eike Budinger
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Brenneckestr. 6, D-39118 Magdeburg (Germany)
+ 49 391 626395421

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