Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Bonn/Germany

14 May 2020

Ph.D. Student in Bonn/Germany

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The newly-established "Functional Diversity of Neural Circuits" group led by Sabine Krabbe is looking for two PhD students. We combine cutting-edge circuit neuroscience tools such as in vivo deep-brain calcium imaging in behaving mice with opto- and pharmacogenetics, anatomical tracings as well as molecular and histological techniques to understand how the brain integrates internal states with environmental stimuli to flexibly control behavioural output. We are further investigating how dysfunction of the same neural circuits contributes to psychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative disorders.

We are looking for two PhD students with a keen interest in neural circuit research. Applicants should hold a Master's degree in biological sciences (e.g. neuroscience, life sciences, biomedical science) or related disciplines, or be in the final stages of completing their studies. Any prior experience with the relevant techniques (e.g. imaging approaches, electrophysiology, stereotaxic surgery or mouse behaviour) will be considered a plus but not a prerequisite. Extensive training will be provided. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent organizational and communication skills and very good language proficiency in English.

We are looking forward to your application consisting of a cover letter stating your motivation and research interests, a CV with publication list, as well as two of the usual references via the link below. Interviews will first be conducted via video conferencing, followed by a possible on-site visit to Bonn at a later time. For further information and informal enquiries (not applications), please contact

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3 years (extension possible)
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases e.V. (DZNE)
Functional Diversity of Neural Circuits group

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Sabine Krabbe
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases e.V. (DZNE), Functional Diversity of Neural Circuits group

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