Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in Göttingen/Germany

28 November 2019

Post-doctoral position in Göttingen/Germany

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The Löwel-lab investigates sensory processing and neuronal plasticity in the visual cortex of mice raised in varying environments and/or with modified synaptic proteins. Techniques include 2-photon calcium and spine imaging, optical imaging of intrinsic signals, multielectrode electrophysiology, virus injections and diverse behavioural tests to analyze visual plasticity and learning. We offer a stimulating scientific environment in a dynamic, young and interdisciplinary and international team and state-of-the-art facilities. We guarantee extensive and individual training.

The ideal applicant should hold a PhD in Neuroscience or equivalent. The regular working hours will be (currently 39,8 hours per week) with an initially limited contract of 2 year(s). Salary: Pay grade 13 TV-L. Candidates with experience in multielectrode electrophysiology in vivo and/or 2-photon imaging are preferred. Sound programming skills (e.g. Matlab) and enthusiasm and fundamental interest in basic neuroscience research are a must.

The Göttingen Campus is a leading center of neuroscience in Europe hosting numerous internationally renowned research institutions, including the University and its Medical Center, three Max Planck Institutes, the European Neuroscience Institute, the German Primate Center, and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN).

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. Severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Applications should include, preferably in one PDF-document, a letter of interest, CV with publication list, certificates and at least two references.

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University of Göttingen
Systems Neuroscience

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Cornelia Schöne
Prof. Dr. Siegrid Löwel
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen,
Department of Systems Neuroscience
Von-Siebold-Str. 6
37075 Göttingen,

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