Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Reutlingen/Tübingen/Germany

12 September 2019

Ph.D. Student in Reutlingen/Tübingen/Germany

Job ID
24402
Place
Reutlingen/Tübingen/Germany

Description

INTERFACING FLEXIBLE MICROELECTRODE ARRAYS TO NEURAL TISSUE. The Neurophysics lab at the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) at the University of Tübingen, Germany has immediate opening for a PhD position. In the proposed experimental project, the interfacing (electrophysiological recording and simultaneous stimulation) of flexible electrode arrays to single neurons, nerve fibres and neural tissue shall be pursued.

In several collaborative projects funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research, we interface flexible microelectrode arrays to neural tissue, aiming to record single unit activity and field potentials. Our main goal is to understand network activity at single cell resolution and develop appropriate tools, i.e. by stimulating selected areas or cell types using optogenetic strategies. The Neurophysics lab (head: Dr. Günther Zeck) has published first results (H. Stutzki et al., J.Neurophysiol. 2016; A. Corna et al., J.Neur.Eng. 2018) where flexible microelectrode arrays revealed the activation of retinal circuits to artificial stimulation. The prospective PhD student will closely collaborate with partner institutes at the University Hospital Tübingen and with MedTech companies.


Requirements
- Master degree in Biology, Biomedical Sciences or similar
- Experience conducting electrophysiological experiments
- Willingness to learn and perform basic electrophysiological data analysis (MATLAB or Python)
We offer an interesting PhD project in a multidisciplinary team as well as a task-oriented salary according to the regulations of the TV-L scale.
The prospective PhD student shall enroll in the Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience at the University Tübingen (http://www.neuroschool-tuebingen.de/).
Please send your CV and letter of motivation to:
bewerbung@nmi.de. Additional information about the position can be requested at guenther.zeck@nmi.de

Job Information

Closing date:
2019-11-01
Contract length:
3 years
Institution:
Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University Tübingen
Department:
Neurophysics

Contact Information

Günther Zeck
Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University Tübingen
Markwiesenstrasse 55
72770 Reutlingen

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