[visionlist] PhD in visual perceptual learning at the Neural Circuits and Cognition lab @ ENI & German Primate Center Göttingen

Caspar M. Schwiedrzik schwiedrzik at mpih-frankfurt.mpg.de
Mon Sep 24 04:29:43 -05 2018

The European Neuroscience Institute in Göttingen (ENI-G) Germany, a
partnership between the University Medical Center Göttingen and the
Max-Planck-Society, is seeking a

*Ph.D. student *

About us:

The Neural Circuits and Cognition lab of Caspar Schwiedrzik at the European
Neuroscience Institute (ENI-G) and the German Primate Center
<http://www.dpz.eu/de/startseite.html> (DPZ) in Göttingen, Germany is
looking for an outstanding PhD student interested in studying the neural
basis of perceptual learning in vision. The project investigates neural
mechanisms of learning and perception at the level of circuits and single
cells, utilizing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in
combination with electrophysiology and behavioral testing in humans and
non-human primates. It is funded by an ERC Starting Grant (Acronym VarPL;
“Specificity or generalization? Neural mechanisms for perceptual learning
with variability”). The PhD student’s project will focus on developing new
perceptual learning paradigms and investigating the neural basis of
perceptual learning in humans using fMRI. In addition, the PhD student will
cooperate with other lab members on parallel electrophysiological and fMRI
experiments as well as comparative research exploring the same questions in
non-human primates.

The lab seeks to understand the cortical basis and computational principles
of perception and experience-dependent plasticity in the macaque and human
brain (see http://www.eni-g.de/groups/neural-circuits-and-cognition). To
this end, we use a multimodal approach including fMRI-guided
electrophysiological recordings in non-human primates and fMRI and ECoG in
humans. The PhD student will play a key role in our research efforts in
this area. The lab is located at the ENI (http://www.eni-g.de) and the DPZ (
http://www.dpz.eu), which are interdisciplinary research centers with
international faculty and students pursuing cutting-edge research in
neuroscience. The PhD student will have access to a new imaging center
<http://www.dpz.eu/en/infocenter/> with a dedicated 3T research scanner,
electrophysiology, and behavioral setups.

ENI-G is engaged in experimental molecular and cellular research on the
central and peripheral nervous systems as well as cognitive and systems
neurosciences research. ENI is part of the University Medical Center
Göttingen and associated with the Max Planck Society. The University
Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center. Its 7,400 employees
work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient
care, excellent research and modern teaching facilities. Göttingen provides
a vibrant and stimulating neuroscience community with a strong background
in computational as well as experimental neurosciences. The PhD student
will have the opportunity to join one of the fourteen programs of the
Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular
Biosciences (http://www.ggnb.uni-goettingen.de).

Your profile:

The position will be available starting in November 2018 with an initial
appointment for 3 years and a salary according to 50% TVL-13. Candidates
should have a degree (master, diploma or equivalent) in a relevant field
(e.g., neuroscience, psychology, biology), and ideally prior experience in
fMRI, strong quantitative, programming, and experimental skills, and share
a passion for understanding the neural basis of visual perception and its
plasticity. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a
description of their scientific interest and the names and contact
information of up to two references who are able to comment on your
academic background and who agreed to be contacted to c.schwiedrzik at eni-g.de,
preferably before October 10th, 2018, but later expressions of interest
will be considered until the position is filled. A good command of English
is a requirement, but fluency in German is not essential.

Please apply by 10.10.2018 to:
Universitätsmedizin Göttingen

European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen

Neural Circuits and Cognition Lab
Dr. Caspar Schwiedrzik
Grisebachstr. 5
37077 Göttingen
Tel.: +49-(0)551-39-61371
E-Mail: c.schwiedrzik at eni-g.de
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