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Ph.D. Student in Mainz/Germany

23 August 2019

Ph.D. Student in Mainz/Germany

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PhD position available in the Olfactory Processing Lab at the Institute for Developmental Biology and Neurobiology (iDN)

We are seeking a motivated and talented student interested in understanding the basic neural computations that underlie sensory information processing. The research group focuses on the olfactory system of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Our goal is to understand the molecular, cellular and network mechanisms that allow animals to gather information about the world from olfactory cues. What does a smell tell the animal about the world? Is the meaning of that smell stable in time? Neural systems are endorsed with a multitude of adaptive mechanisms that have the function to optimize the encoding of relevant information essential to perform a specific task. The PhD project will aim at identifying key adaptive mechanisms along the olfactory pathway that allow the fly to localize an odor source. Our lab combines a number of techniques as electrophysiology, live imaging, genetics, modeling and behavior. We are looking for fearless candidates with a MSc in Biology, Neuroscience or related fields.
The iDN provides an extremely rich and supportive environment, with several neurobiology laboratories that use the fruit fly as a model system. Check the institute website here:

We aim to fill the position as soon as possible! Apply by sending a motivation letter, your CV and a letter of recommendation to

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Universität Mainz
Institute for Developmental Biology and Neurobiology (iDN)

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Carlotta Martelli
Institute of Developmental Biology and Neurobiology (iDN)
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Biozentrum 1
Building 1578, Room 02-112
Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch-Weg 15
55128 Mainz

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