Job ID: 65934

Postdoctoral Fellow – Role of GABAergic interneurons and network stabilization after traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 18 March 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 April 2022

Contract Length: 3 years (extension is possible)

City: Mainz

Country: Germany

Institution: University Medical Center Mainz

Department: Institute for Physiology

Description:

Looking for a Postdoctoral position in the Mainz/Frankfurt area in Germany?

The Institute for Physiology at the University Medical Center Mainz offers a Postdoctoral position for a DFG-funded research project for initially 3 years starting as soon as possible (https://www.crc1080.com/young-scientists). An extension of this Postdoc-position and the project is possible.

Our lab is investigating cellular and molecular processes of neuronal adaption and functional reorganization in the somatosensory cortical network in a model of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice (see: https://academic.oup.com/cercor/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cercor/bhab2… ).

We use proteomics, electrophysiology in vivo (Miniscope techniques) and/or in vitro (Patch-clamp, MEA recordings) plus Western blots, qPCR and immunohistochemistry techniques and more. As a member of the Rhein-main network (rmn2) we also offer access to the other excellent core facilities at our Neuroscience partner labs here in the area ( http://www.rmn2.de/rmn2/rhine-main-neuroscience-network/ ). This project offers lots of opportunities to build your own, independent research profile, e.g. we offer start-up money to have your first own grant. This Post-doc position requires a few hours of teaching/week in the field of Physiology in German language during the official teaching periods at our University.

Your profile:
– completed MSc. Studies and PhD-thesis in the field of neurosciences/biology.
– experience in electrophysiological methods (patch-clamp, calcium imaging in vitro/in vivo).
– you are a good team player and motivated to make your research project a success.

Interested? Then please don’t wait and contact today:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Mittmann
Institute for Physiology
University Medical Center Mainz
Duesbergweg 6
50128 Mainz
E-Mail: mittmann@uni-mainz.de
phone: +49-(0)6131-39-2726