Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in Regensburg/Germany

14 March 2019

Post-doctoral position in Regensburg/Germany

Job ID
21761
Place
Regensburg/Germany

Description

Full-time position, TVL-E13, starting May 2019 or later. Further extension possible///

Your task:
• work on innovative scientific project (see below)
that involves further development of experimental techniques ///

Your qualifications:
• a PhD in the natural or life sciences
• broad interests, mathematical/analytical thinking, independent problem-solving
• interest in method development/refinement
• very good skills in English (both in speaking and writing)///

We offer:
• an exciting and demanding project
• an interdisciplinary environment within a motivated team
• international collaboration with Melbourne University
• access to modern imaging methods of cellular neurophysiology
• opportunity for further career development///

The project is funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) and aims to unravel the origin of spontaneous theta oscillations in the olfactory bulb. Theta oscillations of neuronal activity occur in many vertebrate neuronal ensembles, most famously within circuits linked to hippocampal areas. In the olfactory system, theta oscillations are known to enable proper olfactory coding in rats and humans. Their origin has been tied to respiratory activity which can effect sensory input through the nose mainly via mechanosensitive and olfactory pathways. Our observation of respiration-independent theta oscillations in the olfactory bulb in an semi-intact nose-brain preparation (Perez de los Cobos Pallares, Stanic, Farmer, Dutschmann, Egger, J.Neurophysiol. 2015) indicates that such oscillations can occur spontaneously, without any sensory or centrifugal inputs. Thus our main working hypothesis is that breathing and therewith respiratory patterning of bulbar activity tap an intrinsic resonance of the olfactory bulb network.///

Send your CV and other application documents via email or mail.

For further inquiries, contact Veronica.Egger@ur.de

Job Information

Employment start date:
2019-01-07
Contract length:
3 years
Institution:
Universität Regensburg
Department:
Institute of Zoology

Contact Information

Veronica Egger
Institute of Zoology
Department of Neurobiology and Animal Physiology
Universitätsstr. 30
93040 Regensburg
Germany

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