Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

26 October 2020

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

Job ID


The Department Functional Architecture of Memory at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg (Germany) headed by Professor Sauvage ( is looking for a highly motivated

PhD candidate with knowledge in in-vivo electrophysiological neurosciences for a DFG funded 3-yearposition. The position is available immediately (preferred starting date 01.01.2021, flexible for the right candidate).

The funded project focuses on memory consolidation.

The Dpt focuses on dissociating the contribution of the medial temporal lobe subareas (CA1, CA3, DG, MEC, LEC, PrC, POR) to memory. Recent vs ancient memory, memory for time/space/episodes and encoding/retrieval/reconsolidation are studied. The Dpt identified new spatial and non-spatial subnetworks segregated along the proximodistal axis of the hippocampus (Nakamura et al, J. Neurosc., 2013; Beer and Vavra et al, Plos Biol., 2018), hypothesized a network shift between the Trisynaptic loop and the Temporoamonic pathway for memory retrieval over time (Lux et al, Elife, 2016) and depicted memory networks supporting reconsolidation (Lux et al, Cer. Cort., 2017). Techniques include high-order standard or translational human to rat memory tasks combined to lesions, optogenetics, high-resolution molecular imaging based on the detection of immediate-early genes and in-vivo electrophysiology. fMRI studies in awake rats (9.4T) and human behavioral studies are also conducted to a lesser extent (Sauvage et al, Nat.Neurosc., 2008; Sauvage et al, J. Neurosc., 2010; Sauvage et al, J.Neurosc. Methods, 2019).

Qualification: The candidate should have knowledge in in-vivo electrophysiological recording (single unit recording) and behavioral techniques and be highly motivated by interdisciplinary studies. The group is international. Please send a cover letter, a CV, 3 references and a statement of motivation and research interests to

Job Information

Closing date:
Employment start date:
Contract length:
36 months
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Functional Architecture of Memory

Contact Information

Jessica Levin
Leibniz-Institut für Neurobiologie (LIN)
Brenneckestraße 6
39118 Magdeburg

Jobs Archive