Job ID: 5255

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 1 May 2021

Employment Start Date: 30 June 2021

Contract Length: 36 months

City: Magdeburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Leibniz-Institut für Neurobiologie

Department: Funktionelle Architektur des Gedächtnisses


The Functional Architecture of Memory Department at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg (Germany) headed by M. Sauvage is looking for a

PhD student with knowledge in Molecular Neurosciences (3‐year position).
The position is available immediately (latest start June 30th 2021). Possible topics for the project: memory improvement, memory reconsolidation.
The Dpt focuses on dissociating the contribution of the medial temporal lobe subareas (CA1, CA3, DG, MEC, LEC, PrC, POR) to memory function. Recent and very remote memory, memory for time/space/episodes and memory encoding/retrieval/reconsolidation are studied. The Dpt recently identified new spatial and non‐spatial subnetworks segregated along the proximodistal axis of the hippocampus (Nakamura et al, J. Neurosc., 2013; Beer and Vavra et al, Plos Biol., 2018), hypothesized a network shift between the Trisynaptic loop and the Temporoamonic pathway for memory retrieval over time (Lux et al, Elife, 2016) and depicted memory networks supporting memory reconsolidation (Lux et al, Cer. Cort., 2017). Techniques include standard and translational human to rat memory tasks combined to lesions, optogenetics, high‐resolution molecular imaging (based on immediate‐early genes’ detection) and in‐vivo electrophysiology, fMRI studies in awake rats (9.4T) and human behavioral studies are also conducted to a lesser extent (Sauvage et al, Nat.Neurosc., 2008; Sauvage et al, J.Neurosc., 2010; Sauvage et al, J.Neurosc. Methods, 2019). Possible topics for the project: memory improvement or memory reconsolidation.

The candidate will have a strong knowledge in molecular neurosciences (in-situ hybridization techniques, optogenetic virus construction etc…) and behavioral techniques and is highly motivated by interdisciplinary studies. Please send a cover letter, a CV, the name of 3 references and a short statement of motivation and research interests to jessica.levin@lin‐

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