Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Tuebingen/Germany

24 January 2020

Ph.D. Student in Tuebingen/Germany

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Fully funded, 3-5 year PhD position in Systems Neuroscience

Topic: Internal state dynamics and neuromodulation of behavior in freely moving zebrafish

The RoLi lab ( at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics ( is a systems neuroscience and neuroengineering lab led by Drew Robson and Jennifer Li. We develop novel imaging systems to record and manipulate whole-brain neural activity at cellular resolution in freely swimming larval zebrafish ( We use these tools to gain a deeper understanding of the neural circuits that underlie complex and flexible behaviors such as navigation, foraging, and associative learning. Our lab is particularly interested in the neural mechanisms underlying state-dependent changes in behavior (

Our lab is highly multi-disciplinary, and we welcome candidates from a variety of backgrounds from systems neuroscience and behavior to engineering and physics. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, creative, and collaborative.

Application Requirements: Familiarity with a programming language (e.g. Julia, MATLAB, Python, or C++) is required. There are no citizenship restrictions.

To apply: Please send a CV, a letter describing your scientific interests, and contact information of three references to

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Contract length:
3-5 years
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
RoLi Lab

Contact Information

Jennifer Li
Max-Planck-Ring 11
Tuebingen, Germany
+49 7071 601 1601

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