The Max Planck Research Group “Neural Circuits” at the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (Caesar) is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates & Ph.D. Students (10/2016)
Availability of several opportunities in the Max Planck Research Group “Neural Circuits” for highly motivated students and scientists interested in studying the role of neuromodulators in neural circuit function across behavioral states in health and disease. Successful candidates will utilize modern two-photon imaging, optogenetics, and electrophysiology techniques to investigate neural population activity at cellular resolution in behaving animals, particularly Drosophila Melanogaster and later on mice.
We are especially interested in candidates with a strong quantitative background in neuroscience and/or biophysics. Candidates from related fields (such as physics, engineering or chemistry) are also encouraged to apply. Experience working with flies or mice will prove useful. Proficiency in programming languages and the willingness to hone programming skills will be an asset. We expect postdoctoral candidates to be capable of independently designing and executing targeted research experiments that further the project aims. Experience of supervising research students in their daily experimental and dissertation work is an advantage. Candidates should also possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (in both written and verbal English) and be willing to work in cooperation with the rest of the team.
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PhD studentship: attention, eye movements and visual perception (15/08/2016)
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship with Dr. Sabine Born, affiliated to the Visual Cognition group of Prof. Dirk Kerzel, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
The project will address questions related to visual attention and visual perception in the context of saccadic eye movements and visual masking. Methods include psychophysics, eye tracking and potentially EEG. Applicants must have Swiss or EU nationality.
Good English language skills and a strong background in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or vision science is desirable. Further, a disposition to learn programming experiments with Matlab.
Starting date: 1st of November 2016. For further information and application (please send your CV and a letter of recommendation): email@example.com.
4 post-doc positions in cognitive neuroscience of time perception in Trieste (20 May 2016)
4 post-doc positions are available to work with Domenica Bueti on a European Research Council funded project (“How the Human Brain Masters Time – BiT”) at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste (Italy).
By using neurostimulation (TMS, tDCS), neuroimaging (fMRI at 7T, and EEG) techniques and the simultaneous combination of TMS and EEG, the project aims to understand the neural mechanisms and the cognitive architecture subserving human abilities to perceive, represent, and manipulate information about time.
The candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience or a related field, should have expertise in either neurostimulation (TMS and/or tDCS) or neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and/or EGG), have competence in programming (Matlab) and interest in the research topic. The successful candidate is expected to work within the general framework of the project, but also to actively contribute with his/her own ideas.
The starting date for these positions is flexible. Initially for two years, the positions can be extended up to three years. Salary depends on experience and is based on SISSA regulations (~€22.000-30.000/annum, net).
To apply, please send to Domenica Bueti (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a single pdf file, a CV, the contact information of two referees, a brief statement describing your personal qualifications and future research interests.
Closing date for applications is the 31/07/2016
For more information see: http://phdcns.sissa.it