Job ID: 5435

Post-doctoral position in Magdeburg/Germany

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 19 March 2021

Contract Length: 07/2022

City: Magdeburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Department: Sensory Physiologie


The Sensory Physiology group at OVGU Magdeburg, led by Kristine Krug, investigates the neural basis of perceptual decision-making in primates. We research the relationship between neurons, circuits and behaviour in Rhesus monkeys and humans, with methods including cellular neurophysiology, high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cutting-edge brain intervention methods.

We seek a postdoctoral scientist (funded by the DFG) to establish and conduct high-dimensional neurophysiological recordings in Rhesus monkeys inside the high-field (7T) MRI scanner.

Main responsibilities:
investigating the neural basis of perceptual decision-making using high-dimensional neurophysiological recording and causal interventions, including microstimulation across multiple brain site, inside and outside the MR scanning environment
investigating the relationship between neuronal activity and BOLD activations
collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team and taking responsibility for research progress and research reporting, presentations at scientific meetings etc.
contributing to the development of methodology, the conduct of animal experiments and the fostering of international collaborations
Requirements for the position:
master/diploma and a PhD (or close to submission) in neuroscience, medicine, or another natural science and a strong quantitative background
experience in animal neurophysiology and/or neurocomputational approaches
previous experience with non-human primate research is desirable but not essential; a strong motivation to engage actively with these experimental approaches is required
experience in programming, for example with MATLAB or Python, and in statistical methods
excellent language skills in English (German language skills are welcome but not essential)
confidence and motivation to develop data analysis techniques and drive the project forward

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