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Post-doctoral position in Magdeburg/Germany

10 October 2019

Post-doctoral position in Magdeburg/Germany

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The Functional Architecture of Memory Dpt at the Leibniz
Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg (Germany) headed by Prof. M.Sauvage
( is looking for a highly motivated Post-doctoral fellow for behavioral and molecular, in-vivo electrophysiological OR rodent fMRI neurosciences. The 3-year full-time position is available immediately but flexible for the right candidate.
The Dpt focuses on dissociating the contribution of the medial temporal lobe subareas (CA1, CA3, DG, MEC, LEC, PrC, POR) to memory. Recent vs ancient memory, memory for time/space/episodes and encoding/retrieval/reconsolidation are studied. The Dpt identified new spatial and non-spatial subnetworks segregated along the proximodistal axis of the hippocampus (Nakamura et al, J. Neurosc., 2013; Beer and Vavra et al, Plos Biol., 2018), hypothesized a network shift between the Trisynaptic loop and the Temporoamonic pathway for memory retrieval over time (Lux et al, Elife, 2016) and depicted memory networks supporting reconsolidation (Lux et al, Cer. Cort., 2017). Techniques include high-order standard or translational human to rat memory tasks combined to lesions, optogenetics, high-resolution molecular imaging based on the detection of immediate-early
genes and in-vivo electrophysiology. fMRI studies in awake rats (9.4T) and human behavioral
studies are also conducted to a lesser extent (Sauvage et al, Nat.Neurosc., 2008;
Sauvage et al, J. Neurosc., 2010; Sauvage et al, J.Neurosc. Methods, 2019).
The optimal candidate would have expertise in behavioral techniques and molecular biology (e.g. in-situ hybridization), in-vivo electrophysiology OR rodent fMRI. The group is international. Please send a cover letter, a CV, 3 references and a statement of motivation and research interests to Review of applications begins October 15th and will last until the position is filled.

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Contract length:
3 years
Leibniz Insitute for Neurobiology
Functional Architecture of Memory

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Sauvage
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Functional Architecture of Memory Dpt
Brenneckestraße 6
39118 Magdeburg

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