Job ID: 5386

Ph.D. Student in Tübingen/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 March 2021

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Tübingen

Country: Germany

Institution: Universität Tübingen CIN

Department: Institute for Ophthalmic Research

Description:

As part of the collaborative research center “Robust Vision”, applications are sought for one PhD student position on the topic of “Impacts of eye movements on visual processing: from retina to perception” in the group of Katrin Franke at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research and the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN).

In this project, we will investigate the impacts of eye movements on visual processing in the mammalian early visual system. With this, we expect to identify neural mechanisms underlying robust encoding of visual information in the face of continuous image shifts. The PhD student will be responsible for the acquisition of in vitro two-photon calcium and glutamate recordings from the mouse and primate retina and subsequent data analysis. The project will be jointly conducted with a PhD student based in Ziad Hafed’s lab who will focus on electrical recordings of neural activity in primate superior colliculus and V1.

The candidate for this position requires strong experimental skills, prior programming experience and a background in neuroscience. Experience with two-photon imaging will be considered an asset. Importantly, the candidate requires the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

The candidate will be working at the CIN under the supervision of Katrin Franke, in close collaboration with Ziad Hafed’s and Thomas Euler’s groups at Tübingen University. The student will be enrolled in one of the PhD programs of the renowned Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience at Tübingen University.

The position is immediately available, with funding for 3 years (with the option on a 1-year extension). The CRC promotes gender equality and therefore particularly encourages female scientists to apply.

Applications should include a CV, a statement of research motivation and experience, and the names of at least two referees. Please compile your application in one single PDF-file and email it to katrin.franke@uni-tuebingen.de.

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