PhD Student (f/m/d)

PhD Student (f/m/d)

University Medical Center Göttingen

Göttingen, Germany

The Institute of Neuroanatomy offers as soon as possible a

PhD Student (f/m/d)

for 24 months, part-time 65 % | salary according to TV-L

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,700 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center
Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

For a DFG-funded PhD student position (CRC 889 – Cellular mechanisms of sensory processing), we are looking for a talented and highly motivated person, preferentially with a master degree in neuroscience or biology, who is interested to apply physiological but also morphological methods at the current state-of-the-art, to further
our understanding of cortical GABAergic neurons’ sensory processing. Toward this goal, in vivo 2P-targeted patch clamp recordings will be used to characterize receptive field properties of parvalbumin-, somatostatin- and VIP-expressing interneurons in the barrel cortex of the awake mouse. These recordings will generate hypotheses which
inputs need to be optogenetically manipulated, in order to test their causal involvement in sensory detection tasks. We offer the support by an enthusiastic group of scientists and up-to-date equipment. Training for all methods will be available, but a candidate with experience in cranial surgery and patch clamp electrophysiology will be preferred.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by March 31st, 2019:

University Medical Center Göttingen
Institute of Neuroanatomy
Prof. Dr. Jochen Staiger
Kreuzbergring 36
37075 Göttingen

Tel.: 0551/39-7051
Fax: 0551/39-14016

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