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Post-doctoral position in Goettingen/Germany

12 July 2019

Post-doctoral position in Goettingen/Germany

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Postdoctoral position to study heart-brain interactions

The Institute of Cognitive Neurology (Prof. Melanie Wilke) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to investigate thalamo-cortical circuits supporting heart-brain interactions. Our research program involves a multi-modal approach that combines causal brain perturbation methods with electrophysiological recordings in behaving macaques performing cognitive tasks, and comparative studies in human patients.
The project is a collaboration between the Institute of Cognitive Neurology (Prof. Melanie Wilke, at the University Medical School in Goettingen, the Decision and Awareness group at the German Primate Center (Dr. Igor Kagan, and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Prof. Stefan Luther, We offer a stimulating multidisciplinary scientific environment with state-of-the-art animal, electrophysiological and computational facilities. The initial position is for two years.
We look for academic career-oriented candidates with a strong experimental background and quantitative skills, a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as Computational or Systems Neuroscience, Psychology, or Physics, an excellent research record. Prior experience in cognitive sciences or neuroscience, and a background in relevant analytical methods, or primate neurophysiological experiments are a plus. Prior programming experience in MATLAB or Python is a must.

Applications should include a CV including publication list, a letter of intent with a statement of scientific/research experience and interests, and the names and contact information of two references, sent as a single PDF file to Melanie Wilke at, with a subject line “postdoc heart-brain interactions”.
Review of applications will begin August 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Employment start date:
Contract length:
2 years
University Medicine Goettingen
Department of Cognitive Neurology

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Prof. Dr. Melanie Wilke
University Medicine Goettingen (UMG)
Dept. of Cognitive Neurology
Robert-Koch-Str. 40
37075 Goettingen

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