Job ID: 5374

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 31 March 2021

Employment Start Date: 1 April 2021

Contract Length: 42 months

City: Magdeburg

Country: Germany

Institution: University

Department: Neuromodulatory Networks


We are seeking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student to address how long-range interaction between hipocampus and prefrontal cortex are influncing the local synaptic connectivity and the shape the formation of new cellular engrams in both regions. The project aims to identify cellular and network mechanisms (e.g. number of neurons, neuronal activity, inter-connectivity and gene expression within newly formed cellular engrams) that correlat with inter-indiviudal differences in the level of performance during a behavioral task. This project is part of the newly funded CRC Neuronal Resources of Cognition (SFB1436), providing an excellent environment for students to expand this project within this framework, and interact with other scientist and projects.

The suitable candidate should have a general background in cell biology and physiology. S/He should be interested in state-of-the-art optical imaging techniques and and in-vitro electrophysiology; this project relies on working with mice, and a FELASA certificate is beneficial. Programming experience in Matlab or pyhton as well as basic image processing skills are a plus.
Project methodology includes CaMPARI phototagging of newly formed engrams, whole-cell patch-clamp electorphysiology, 2P calcium imaging and tissue clearing approaches.

We offer a stimulating environment in an international and dynamic team within a leading neuroscience institute in Germany. Equal opportunities for women and men are ensured.

Applications should include a cover letter stating research interests and previous experience, a CV, and contact information of two referees. Correspondence Matthias Prigge (

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