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Post-doctoral position in Frankfurt am Main/Germany

12 January 2020

Post-doctoral position in Frankfurt am Main/Germany

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Frankfurt am Main/Germany


The laboratory of Jean Laurens, at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in Frankfurt, Germany, is looking for Postdoctoral Researchers (m/w/d) to study self-motion perception and spatial orientation though computational neuroscience and electrophysiology in behaving Marmoset monkeys.

Our laboratory studies the neuronal processes underlying the sense of movement and spatial orientation when moving in 3D space. The lab combines mathematical modeling with neuronal recordings in Marmoset monkeys. Experiments focus on the head direction cells network, that forms a a ‘neuronal compass’; and on central vestibular regions that integrate inner ear signals, vision and efference copies to sense self-motion and control balance. The laboratory is part of the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience (, a dynamic research institute with a focus on primate research, located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

There are currently multiple projects available:
• Studying the head-direction cells network during 3D navigation in freely moving Marmosets.
• Studying how sensory signals (vestibular, efference copies and vision) update the head direction cells network.
Candidates are also welcome to express their own research interests.

Candidates should be highly motivated, hold (or be about to hold) a Ph.D., be experienced in brain electrophysiology (or calcium imaging), and be ready to undertake a research project that includes a significant mathematical component.

The post-doc will ideally begin in spring 2020. Interested candidates are invited to send an email to Jean Laurens ( before February 29, 2020. Please send a cover letter explaining what motivates you to join the lab, a resume, and the coordinates of two scientists who can give references. The appointment is for 3 years initially, with the possibility of extension; the salary is in accordance with the regulations for academic personnel in Germany.

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Contract length:
3 years
Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience

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Jean Laurens
Deutschordenstraße 46,
60528 Frankfurt am Main

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