Research Scientist (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN), Magdeburg

In the Research Unit Imaging Genetics of the Department Behavioral Neurology at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg/Germany we are looking for a highly motivated

Research Scientist (f/m/d)

(Post-doc Position, 100%)

for a 3-year fixed-term position commencing 01/03/2020 (or later) until at least 02/2023.

In the context of the research alliance “Autonomy in Old Age” funded by the State of Saxony-Anhalt and the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE). The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology offers a post-doc position in the project "CoSen" (project leader: Dr. Björn Schott, Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg, deputy project leader: Prof. Dr. Ildiko Dunay, Otto-von Guericke University Magdeburg).

Project Overview

This project aims to relate the brain’s functional connectome to peripheral biomarkers of immune system function. As part of the research alliance “Autonomy in Old Age”, the focus of the project are age-related alterations of brain connectivity and their relationship with peripheral immune markers.

About our institute

The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (director: Prof. Dr. Stefan Remy) 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. For more information about our group, please visit https://www.lin-magdeburg.de/forschung/forschungseinheiten/ag-imaging-genetics.

Candidates should have a background in psychology or neuroscience. Excellent statistical skills are essential, and programming skills (Matlab, R, Python) confer an advantage. Previous experience with neuroimaging data analysis is desirable. Candidates should have sufficient German language skills to communicate with human study participants (Level B2 is desirable).

While the position is designed as a postdoctoral position, exceptional doctoral candidates with previous experience in computational neuroscience and neuroimaging may also apply.

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.

We are looking forward to your electronic application (German or English). Please send one PDF file comprising letter of motivation, CV, research profile (max 1 page), list of publications, copies of relevant certificates and the full contact details of two referees to Dr. Björn Schott via bjoern.schott(at)lin-magdeburg.de , reference ID: LIN 2020/03.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. An initial inspection of the applications will take place by February 29, 2020.

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