PhD student position (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN), Magdeburg

The Special Lab Primate Neurobiology at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg (Germany) offers for a talented, skilled and highly motivated student a

PhD student position (f/m/d)

for the project “In search of the neuronal basis of temporal binding: How are synaptic depression and neuronal adaptation linked in the auditory cortex?”

for a 3-year fixed-term appointment with a salary of TV-L E 13 (65%) starting March 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project is part of a DFG-funded project that aims at identifying the neural and computational basis of temporal binding and audiomotor learning in the auditory cortex of Old World monkeys. The doctoral student will perform invasive multi-electrode single cell recordings from the monkey brain and will be supervised by Dr. Michael Brosch. The project will contribute to computational modelling work supervised by Dr. Reinhard König in the Special Lab Non-Invasive Brain Imaging.

Candidates are expected to have a completed university degree (master, diploma or similar qualification) in neuroscience, physics, biology, psychology, engineering or similar discipline. Preferred candidates will have experience in training Old World monkeys on behavioral tasks, recording neuronal activity while monkeys are engaged in behavior, and using computational approaches to analyze the data.

The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology is a leading international institution dedicated to the study of the mechanisms underlying learning and memory. In our institute, researchers from many different backgrounds (e.g., biology, psychology, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering) investigate the structure and function of neural networks in an interactive and collaborative atmosphere. The Leibniz Institute is a foundation under public law and committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities in employment and research.

We offer

  • an excellent supervision including a PhD thesis committee
  • integration into the graduate training programs
  • excellent working conditions and opportunities for cooperation across disciplines
  • state-of-the-art technical facilities

Your employment, salary and employee benefits comply with the collective pay agreement (German TV-L). Equal opportunities as well as compatibility of family and work are part of our HR policy. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent occupational aptitude will be considered preferentially.

For informal inquiries about the project and post, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Brosch (brosch@lin-magdeburg.de). We are looking forward to your electronic application. Please send one PDF file comprising CV, research profile (max 1 page), list of publications, and two letters of recommendation to brosch(at)lin-magdeburg.de , reference ID LIN 2020-1. Applications are considered until the position is filled.

An initial inspection of the applications will take place by February 20, 2020.

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