A postdoctoral position for optogenetics is available at the Department of Developmental Neurophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany.
Our group investigates the synchronized patterns of electrical activity in the immature brain, their relevance for development of cognitive and behavioral abilities and their impairment associated with neurological disorders like perinatal ischemia and schizophrenia (www.zmnh.uni-hamburg.de/zmnh/groups/hanganu/hanganu).
The multidisciplinary project is funded by the ERC and encompasses in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, behavioral and pharmacological investigation. We offer state-of-the-art facilities and a stimulating scientific environment in a dynamic, young and interdisciplinary team. We guarantee extensive and individual training.
Applicants should have a strong background in neuroscience. Practical experience in electrophysiology and good programming skills (MATLAB) would be desirable. Good communication skills, creative and independent thinking are mandatory. Fluent English is a prerequisite
The placement will be open until a suitable candidate is found but preferential treatment will be given to applications received before 15th of March 2016 with a possible starting date between May and July 2016.
Applications including (i) CV, (ii) a brief statement of expertise and interests, (iii) academic achievements and list of publications and (iv) 2 letters of reference should be sent to
Prof. Dr. Ileana Hanganu-Opatz by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.