The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen invites applications for a Postdoctoral and PhD student positions in cellular neurophysics/neurophysiology.
The candidates’s research will experimentally analyze the dynamical properties of sodium channels in neocortical neurons in situ and model their role in the operation of cortical neurons and networks and will be part of an integrated international project of the Max Planck Institutes for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Göttingen) and the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), supported by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development.

PhD students will work towards their doctorate either in Göttingen University’s newly established Graduate School, GGNB or at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. We are looking for young researchers with a background in biophysics, cellular electrophysiology, or cell biology and a keen interest in interdisciplinary research at the border of experimental and theoretical neuroscience. The ideal candidate will have the ability and desire to push the characterization of cortical sodium currents in intact cortical neurons to a new level of quantitative precision and to analyze their role in the operation of cortical neurons under physiologically realistic conditions. Prior experience with the biophysics of ion channels, with the electrophysiology of neurons, or with cellular imaging methods would be advantageous. Prior knowledge of Neurobiology is desirable but not required.
Göttingen is a center of neuroscience in Europe hosting numerous internationally recognized neuroscience research institutions, including three Max Planck Institutes, the European Neuroscience Institute, the German Primate Research Center, and Göttingen University’s Centers for Systems Neuroscience (ZNV) and for the Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CMPB). The BCCN integrates theoretical and experimental research groups from these institutions to foster interdisciplinary research in computational neuroscience specifically supporting close collaboration between theorists and experimental researchers.
Please submit your application preferably in one single PDF-document, including cover letter, CV, list of publications, names of possible referees, relevant certificates until June 15, 2008, to: (Subject: NPhysNaCh)
While e-mail is preferred, applications may also be submitted in hardcopy to the following address:
Dr. Fred Wolf
Subject: NPhysNaCh
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen
Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Bunsenstrasse 10
D – 37073 Göttingen, Germany
The MPIDS is an equal opportunity employer.

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