Job ID: 5366

Post-doctoral position in Frankfurt am Main/Germany

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 August 2021

City: Frankfurt am Main

Country: Germany

Institution: Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Department: Instinctive Behaviour Circuits Group


Our goal is to identify canonical neuronal computations and plasticity mechanisms that impart flexibility to instinctive behaviours. To answer these questions, we use a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approach: we perform in vivo neural activity recordings and manipulation experiments in ethologically-relevant behavioural tasks in mice, and combine these with molecular, cellular and circuit-level analyses.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong interest in neuroethological approaches to systems neuroscience. The successful candidate will have very good quantitative and data analysis skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently. They are expected to lead their own projects, contribute to other projects on a collaborative basis and mentor PhD students. The position is fully funded, but the applicant will be encouraged to apply for fellowships.

Essential requirements:
– PhD in Neuroscience or a related field
– Expertise in in vivo imaging and/or -electrophysiology OR in vitro whole-cell patch clamp recordings
– Strong quantitative and programming skills
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Desirable experience:
– Rodent models and/or computational modelling

A permanent position with outstanding employee benefits, a family-friendly culture and flexible working hours. A state-of-the-art technical infrastructure including imaging, scientific computing and electronics facilities, as well as a mechanical workshop.

We are committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in our workforce and therefore encourage applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, we seek to increase the number of women and ethnic minorities and therefore explicitly encourage them to apply.

We look forward to receiving your application as one PDF-document including a cover letter with a brief summary of research experience and interests, full CV, and two references.

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