Postdoctoral fellow (f/m/d) Hippocampal spatial codes as predictors for Alcohol addiction

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN), Magdeburg

The Hippocampal Plasticity and Memory group of Dr. Alessio Attardo at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology(Magdeburg, Germany) offers a position as:

Postdoctoral fellow (f/m/d)

Hippocampal spatial codes as predictors for Alcohol addiction”

for a 3-year fixed-term period (in accordance with the availability of funds and individual requirements) in full time with a salary of TV-L E13, with the possibility of extension. The position is available immediately, but starting time is flexible.

About the project. The focus of the project is to investigate the link between neuronal codes and the likelihood of becoming addicted to alcohol, in mice. To this aim, the candidate will investigate longitudinally the long-term evolution of spatial codes in the dorsal CA1 of live mice performing navigation tasks by using head-mounted wide field miniaturized microscopes in combination with cellular labelling techniques and models of alcohol addiction.

Your profile. Successful applicants will have completed their doctoral degree in a biomedical, biophysical or medical field, should be curious highly motivated and self-driven, able to work independently, have a collegial attitude, have a solid background in neurobiology and be fluent in English. Previous experience with optical imaging of neuronal activity and mouse stereotactic surgery is advantageous but is not required.

We offer:

  • An interesting and vibrant field of activity in an international working environment characterized by exciting research projects
  • Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure and access to cutting edge technologies
  • Employment, remuneration and social benefits according to the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L)
  • Equal opportunities and the compatibility of career and family as part of our personnel policy
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home
  • Magdeburg as one of the centers of neuroscientific research in Germany and it hosts intensive exchange between the various institutions carrying neuroscience research: the DZNE, the Otto-von-Guericke University and the LIN itself

The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN) is an internationally recognized neuroscientific research institute and dedicated to the research on learning and memory. Our research comprises all organizational levels of the brain – from molecular and cellular processes to complex neuronal networks and behavior. The LIN is a foundation under public law and committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities in employment and research. We welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, disability, age, and sexual orientation and identity.

To apply: Send a single PDF file comprising (1) a letter describing your lab experiences and explaining why you are a good to fit the project, (2) a CV including a list of publications, (3) relevant certificates of academic degrees and (4)  two reference letters stating the reference number LIN 2024/05 and to be sent separately to bewerbung(at)lin-magdeburg.de. Review of the applications will start on 24th April 2024 until the position is filled.

If you have an international degree, please also enclose a certificate https://www.lin-magdeburg.org/you-and-lin/vacancies evaluation from the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) with your application. If you do not yet have a certificate evaluation, you would have to apply for one upon successful application. For more information, please visit https://www.kmk.org/zab/zeugnisbewertung.html.

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