Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

13 January 2021

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

Job ID
28199
Place
Magdeburg/Germany

Description

A PhD position is available as part of a collaborative project (SFB 1436, Neural Resources of Cognition) for a 3.5 year fixed term appointment with a salary of TV-L E13 (65%) starting from March 1st, 2021. The project, B06: ‘Mobilization of neural resources for temporal attention’, is in collaboration between Dr. Janelle Pakan, Dr. Eike Budinger, and Prof. Toemme Noesselt as part of a new Collaborative Research Centre in Magdeburg. The project focuses on a key component that is instrumental in cognitive performance and memory formation, the utilisation of temporal information in multisensory contexts. Your role in the project will be to investigate, by means of in vivo two-photon imaging in behaving mice and correlated high-field animal MRI, how temporal attention influences the generation, maintenance, and updating of multisensory stimulus representations. In collaboration with human MRI investigations the project will strive to directly connect principles of animal and human system physiology. You will work at the Otto von Guericke University (OvGU), Medical Faculty in close cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN, Small Animal MRI Lab) and the OvGU, Institute of Psychology. Magdeburg offers excellent opportunities for cognitive and systems neuroscientific research, including a vibrant and growing in vivo two-photon imaging community, several MRI facilities, and a multidisciplinary scientific environment.

Your profile:
• MSc in Neuroscience, Biology, Biomedical engineering, Life sciences, or related field
• Experience with microscopy and/or MRI techniques and interest in neuroimaging
• Experience with Matlab and/or python is advantageous
• Completed FELASA course (or equivalent) will be advantageous, but willingness to work directly with animal models is a minimum requirement.

Please send a motivation statement, CV, copies of relevant certificates, and contact information for two references to Janelle Pakan (janelle.pakan@med.ovgu.de).

Job Information

Employment start date:
2021-03-01
Contract length:
3.5 years
Institution:
Otto von Geuricke University

Contact Information

Janelle Pakan
Leipziger Str. 44 Haus 64
Phone
+49 391 6725 066
Email
janelle.pakan@med.ovgu.de
Website
https://www.pakanlab.com/

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