[visionlist] PhD position in Visual Neuroscience
laura.busse at cin.uni-tuebingen.de
Tue Oct 12 20:05:04 GMT 2010
A PhD position is available in the laboratory for “Cortical Circuits of Visual Perception” to employ extracellular multielectrode recordings and macroscopic optical imaging for exploring information processing in the mouse visual cortex. Our aim is to understand the sensory mechanisms of visual information processing and their dependence on visually guided behavior. To achieve these goals we record neuronal activity from the visual cortex during presentation of visual stimuli and task preformance in mice.
We are a newly established junior research group at the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN, http://www.cin.uni-tuebingen.de), which is part of the University of Tuebingen. The CIN offers a stimulating interdisciplinary scientific environment in which research is carried out at all levels of neuroscience.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and will have an educational background in neuroscience, computational neuroscience, biology, or related fields. Applicants require a university degree (Diploma or equivalent M.Sc.). Knowledge in psychophysics and/or neurophysiology is highly valued. Programming skills (e.g. Matlab) and experience in signal processing are highly desirable, and will need to be developed through the course of the PhD.
Applications should include a CV, a statement of research experience and interests, and names of at least 2 referees. Please send your application electronically as a single pdf file to Laura Busse (laura.busse at cin.uni-tuebingen.de).
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