Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Kaiserslautern/Germany

05 January 2021

Ph.D. Student in Kaiserslautern/Germany

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Project: “High-fidelity synaptic transmission in the auditory brainstem”
We are curious to understand how the brain works. Conceptional thinking and experimental work in our group is directed to fundamental research. We want to know how brain circuits are structurally and functionally organized. Our studies focus on the central auditory system of mammals, in particular excitatory and inhibitory connections between neurons in the mouse brainstem. These connections (synapses) perform ultrafast with exquisite reliability and remarkable temporal precision. We aim to understand the processes and mechanisms by which the exquisite precision and high fidelity of the hearing apparatuses are achieved. Deafness-related effects on the development of the central auditory system are also a matter of our active research. More:
Our approaches to analyze neuronal and synaptic function include electrophysiological, histological, transcriptomic, and proteomic methods. We receive financial support from the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF/ joint NIH-grant).
Positions are available immediately for two PhD students (f/m/d).
Funding is for a period of three years, with the possibility of prolongation, according to standard German compensation schemes (TV-L E13, 65%).
We are looking for highly motivated and passionate candidates with a strong interest in neuroscience. Optimally, the candidate can already offer solid experience in slice electrophysiology. The candidate should have a Master degree in neurobiology, physiology, biophysics, computational neuroscience or another related field. Commitment, flexibility, and team-work are expected.
We offer: modern in vitro electrophysiology set-ups; possibility to learn new methods, access to state-of-the-art technologies to generate and analyze reliable data; support of your work with a broad range of pre-built analysis

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24 months
TU Kaiserslautern
Biology / Animal Physiology

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Eckhard Friauf
Postfach 3049

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