Job ID: 81033

In vivo electrophysiology/ calcium imaging

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 20 May 2022

Contract Length: 3 years with a possible extension

City: Cologne

Country: Germany

Institution: University of Cologne/ University Clinic

Department: Institute for Physiology, Faculty of Medicine


Research group “Neuronal circuits and Behavior” (PI: Prof. Dr. Tatiana Korotkova) at the Institute for Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University Clinic/University of Cologne, Germany, looks for two motivated postdocs (f/m/d) with a strong interest in physiology and behavioral functions of neuronal circuits. We employ optogenetics, electrophysiology and calcium imaging in behaving mice to study dynamics of hypothalamic neuronal circuits and their functions in innate behaviors, including feeding and locomotion (Jais et al., Neuron 2020; Carus-Cadavieco et al., Nature 2017, Herrera et al., Nat.Neuro., 2016; Bender et al., Nat.Comm., 2015), our projects are funded by ERC Consolidator Grant and the DFG (CECAD, SFB1451, SFB1089).

Successful candidates should have a Master degree in neuroscience or related disciplines. Highly beneficial will be experience in data analysis, in vivo electrophysiology or in vivo calcium imaging. We value optimistic and productive team players who enjoy working in interdisciplinary collaborative research environment.

The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas.

Your salary will be based on TV-L. Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in case of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.

Persons with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in case of equal suitability and qualification.

Please send your application, including a motivation letter, CV, and contact information of two referees.