24/10/2019

PhD position - functional analysis of the engram connectome

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    NeurosciencesNeurobiology
    NeurosciencesNeurochemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/12/2019 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Magdeburg
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2020

The Neuronetwork “CBBScircuitS – A Neuronetwork for functional analysis of the engram connectome” offers for a skilled and highly motivated student a PhD position for three years (TV-L E13 65%) in the Research Group Neuroplasticity (NPlast) at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology.

In the thesis project you will employ state-of-the-art engram labeling and tracing technologies, in order to unravel the role of hippocampal circuits, oscillatory activity and synaptic connections in pattern separation and pattern completion. You will perform behavioral experiments with transgenic mice lines, coupled with optogenetics and viral injections of engram markers. The overall aim is to reveal the neuronal ensemble that encodes the memory engram with the resolution of synaptic connections.

 

Benefits

We offer an excellent supervision, state-of-the-art infrastructure and a stimulating international environment (www.kreutzlab.com). Research in NPlast is embedded in a network of national and international collaborations.

Selection process

Applicants should submit a CV, a motivation letter and the contact details of two referees to Dr. Guilherme Monteiro Gomes (ggomes@lin-magdeburg.de).

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Neurosciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Pharmacological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

The successful student will have a master degree in Neuroscience or related field, hands-on experience with behavioral experiments and a background in Molecular Biology are a plus. Knowledge in programming (MATLAB/ R-programming) would be an additional plus but is no requisite. You will be part of NPlast (www.kreutzlab.com), a research group whose main expertise is in synapse biology and that is devoted to understand how activity-dependent gene expression feeds back to synaptic function and how this is related to molecular memory consolidation.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Germany
Magdeburg
39118
Brenneckestraße 6

EURAXESS offer ID: 457323

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