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Ph.D. Student in Oldenburg/Germany

25 March 2020

Ph.D. Student in Oldenburg/Germany

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Neu01 - Retinal circuitry for magnetoreception in birds

The Neurosensorics Group at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg offers a PhD student position (65% part-time, salary according to E13 TV-L, 3 years).

Ideal starting date is April 2020. The position is part of SFB 1372 Magnetoreception and Navigation in Vertebrates. It will be under the supervision of apl. Prof. Dr. Karin Dedek (

The selected candidate will apply immunohistochemistry, single cell dye injections and recordings to identify the retinal circuitry for magnetoreception in birds.

Please note that a diploma or master’s (M.Sc.) degree in neuroscience, biology or a related discipline is required. Moreover, experience in single-electrode electrophysiology of the retina is mandatory; experience in cellular imaging, confocal microscopy and quantitative immunohistochemistry is advantageous. We seek a highly motivated individual with strong quantitative and technical skills and great team spirit to work in an international environment. Good command of the English language (written and spoken) is a must.

We offer:
• Opportunity to do cutting edge science in a supportive and collaborative team.
• State-of-the-art tools and facilities: The laboratory is equipped with two patch-clamp rigs, a new vibratome and has access to a modern microscopy facility, a non-magnetic building and state-of-the-art tools to control and manipulate magnetic fields.
• Participation in the Collaborative Research Center SFB1372.
• Enrolment in the local graduate school with a large offer of skills courses, mentoring programs etc.
SFB 1372 and the University of Oldenburg are aware of the power of diversity. In order to increase the percentage of female faculty and staff members, female candidates with equal qualification will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

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Job Information

Employment start date:
Contract length:
3 years
University of Oldenburg
Neurosensorics / Animal Navigation Group

Contact Information

Karin Dedek
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11

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