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Groh0117 - Scientist (f/m) / PhD position
Project no:
Groh0117

Project leader:

Project supervisor:
Groh, Alexander
Application deadline:
30. Nov 2017
Start of PhD project:
1. Jan 2018

Project description:

Title:
Neuronal mechanisms of cortico-subcortical communication in the mammalian brain
Summary:
Our lab studies the structure and function of neuronal circuits in the rodent brain that mediate the transformation of sensory signals into (motor) behavior. We are particularly interested in how the cortex communicates with subcortical target networks via long-range pathways that link sensory processing and behavior.

Applicants are asked to submit their application as a single PDF that includes the following documents:
1. A cover letter (approximately 1 page) that includes the main motivation for doing a PhD or Postdoc in the Neuronal Circuit Physiology group.
2. Contact details of at least 2 references.
3. A CV outlining education, research experience, and publications.
4. Academic transcripts (bachelor, masters/diploma).
5. A personal research statement (1-2 pages). The research statement should cover the applicant’s research project interest, future research and career goals.
References:
For project related publications, please see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexander_Groh
Methods that will be used:
We use an array of electrophysiological, optogenetic, and behavioral techniques as well as advanced data analysis and modeling.
Cooperation partners:
This work is funded by the German Research Foundation. Onsite collaborations with several neuroscience labs (SFB 1158, SFB 1134), in particular the lab of Prof. Thomas Kuner Department of Functional Neuroanatomy. International collaborations please see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexander_Groh
Personal qualifications:
Applicants should hold a diploma/Masters degree in a biomedical discipline (e.g. neuroscience, biology, medicine) or in a quantitative discipline (e.g. physics, informatics, mathematics, biomedical-engineering) or similar. Experience in data analysis or programming using MATLAB/Python/R or similar languages is strongly preferred. Experience in neurophysiological methods to obtain and interpret neurophysiological data and /or behavioral assays is highly desirable.
Keywords:
Neuronal circuits, synaptic physiology, sensory-motor transformations, neuronal long-range interactions, electrophysiology, optogenetics, structure-function