Research Associate in Sensory Neuroscience
(full-time, Salary Scale E 13 TV-L)
Reference No: 2021/244. This position is available as of January 1st, 2022, or by agreement. The initial 2-year position can be extended for another 3 years after successful evaluation. In principle, this position can be divided into two half-time positions.
The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.
The position is available within the Galizia Lab (http//neuro.uni.kn). We are an interdisciplinary team at the Neurobiology Department and the Centre for Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour and study the neural basis of olfactory coding in insects, notably in honeybees and in fruit flies. We use calcium imaging, electrophysiology, behavioural experiments, and computational simulations.
- Develop your own research field, preferably aiming to understand the neuronal basis of olfactory processing and social behaviour of bees or fruit flies, with a particular emphasis on how olfactory coding changes during sleep
- Participate in collaborative research projects within and outside the department, in particular within the Excellence Cluster on Collective Behaviour
- contribute to teaching in Neuroscience (Bachelor and Master level)
- You should hold a Ph.D. and have a background in neurobiology and behaviour of insects, and demonstrated research experience
- Proficiency in a programming language, and in quantitative Biology
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English
- Applicants working on one or more of the following subject areas are particularly welcome: Insect olfaction and olfactory coding, optical imaging and microscopy, computational neuroscience, collective behaviour, odour communication in social insects
- An interdisciplinary, entusiastic and international research environment for studying the neurobiology of insects
- Access to the equipment in the Neuroscience group (electrophysiology, optical imaging, multiphoton microscopy, behavioural setups, gas chromatography, animal care facility)
- Access to central facilities of the department of Biology (bioimaging center, proteomics center, electron microscopy)
- Support to build your own academic identity and visibility
For more information, please contact Giovanni Galizia at giovanni.galizia(at)uni-konstanz.de.
We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (a motivation letter, CV and research plan, list of publications, teaching experience, copies of degree certificates, names of two referees) until November 15th, 2021 via our Online Application Portal. The call remains open until the positon is filled.
The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised (https://www.uni-konstanz.de/en/equalopportunities/equal-opportunity/). Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).
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