Göttingen: Ph.D. student (f/m/d)

Universitätsmedizin: Ph.D. student (f/m/d) (65%) Neural Computation and Behavior group at ENI-G

The Neural Computation and Behavior group at ENI-G has a vacancy for a

Ph.D. student (f/m/d)

  • Limitation: limited for 4 years
  • Working period: 65%
  • Tariff: salary according to TV-L
  • Announcement published on 16.09.2019
  • Vacancy from 16.09.2019
  • Application deadline: 30.11.2019

About us:

ENI-G is engaged in a wide range of neuroscience research, including molecular and cellular as well as systems and cognitive neuroscience (http://www.eni.gwdg.de/).

A PhD position is available in the lab of Jan Clemens at the European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen, Germany. A major focus of the lab is discovering how sensory information is processed and integrated to drive behavior. We combine high-throughput behavioral assays, machine learning (pose tracking), computational modelling, and modern systems neuroscience tools (calcium imaging and optogenetics). The position is funded by an ERC starting grant, which will start in February 2020.

The PhD to be hired will focus on how different sensory modalities are combined to organize social interactions in fruit flies, with the goal of identifying the neural substrates and computations driving social behavior. We are going to combine a variety of state-of-the-art techniques, including automated behavioral analyses, optogenetics, in-vivo two photon imaging, and computational modelling. Specifically, the student will work with existing behavioral paradigms for closed-loop optogenetic stimulation.

Your profile:

  • MSc (or equivalent) in (computational, molecular, cognitive) neuroscience, biology, physics, engineering, computer science or equivalent
  • Experience with in vivo imaging or electrophysiology; Drosophila genetics, behavior; computational image analysis, modelling, statistics or machine learning
  • Ability to integrate into a team
  • Good command of the English language

Our offer:

The position is for 4 years. The successful candidate will join one of the many excellent graduate schools on the Göttingen Campus. Start date is February 2020.

How to apply?

Please send your application to Jan Clemens including a CV as well as names and contact details of two references. Please make sure to include a short statement of why this project interests you and how you think you could contribute, based on your scientific background.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by 30.11.2019:

University Medical Center Göttingen
European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen
Jan Clemens
Group leader
Grisebachstr. 5
37077 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551/39-61351
E-Mail: clemens10(at)gwdg.de
Web: http://www.eni-g.de/

Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.


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