Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Göttingen/Germany

10 January 2019

Ph.D. Student in Göttingen/Germany

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The Institute for Auditory Neuroscience @ Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen (Germany) invites applications for a

PhD student position in the Molecular Physiology of Hair Cell Ribbon Synapses

The successful candidate will conduct experimental research on the molecular anatomy and physiology of synaptic transmission at the inner hair cell synapses of the auditory pathway. Using state of the art electrophysiology (pre- and/or postsynaptic patch-clamp, capacitance measurements) and optical methods (uncaging, confocal, and STED imaging) in combination with genetically manipulated animals, the project targets a fundamental question in synaptic transmission and sound encoding:
What are the synaptic mechanisms diversifying the neural code in the cochlea?

We are looking for excellent and highly motivated applicants with a strong background (first degree) in physics, biology or neuroscience and, ideally, experience in biophysical techniques. Competence in electrophysiology and state of the art light microscopy will be useful. Good computational skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary (combining molecular, structural, physiological and theoretical approaches) and international team of researchers are required. Prior knowledge in theoretical neuroscience is welcome.

This position is supported by a DFG Grant (CRC889). Income is equivalent to E13/65%.

Please submit your application preferably in one single PDF document, including cover letter, CV, list of publications (if applicable), names of possible referees, and relevant certificates to until Feb15th, 2019.

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Closing date:
Contract length:
3.5 years
University Medical Center Goettingen
Institute for Auditory Neuroscience

Contact Information

Tobias Moser
Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser
Professor of Auditory Neuroscience
Auditory Neuroscience Group
Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine
Hermann Rein Str. 3
Göttingen, Germany
+49 (0) 551 39 63071

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