Job ID: 100576

PhD position in wide-field calcium imaging/memory

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 28 February 2023

Contract Length: 4 years

City: Bochum

Country: Germany

Institution: Ruhr University Bochum

Department: Department of Neurophysiology


The Department of Neurophysiology at the Medical Faculty of the Ruhr University Bochum, hosts a vibrant and talented team of neuroscientists from a variety of scientific backgrounds that implement multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the mechanisms underlying memory. A PhD position is currently available for a candidate that has a strong interest in, and ideally, prior training in the area of wide-field calcium imaging in the cortex and hippocampus of freely behaving rodents. The position will be funded for 4 years. Admission to the International Graduate School of Neuroscience ( will be expected. The PhD project will focus on the interaction of cortical systems with the hippocampus in the enabling of long-term associative memory. Along with wide-field calcium imaging, optogenetics and rodent behavioural paradigms will be implemented. Experience with Matlab and/or electrophysiological signal analysis is advantageous. Applications (including motivation letter, CV, proof of degrees, publication list, grade transcripts, 2 referees) should be directed to Head of Department, Prof. Dr. Denise Manahan-Vaughan (