[visionlist] Postdoctoral Researcher Kreiter Lab Bremen -laminar electrophysiology

Iris Grothe grothe at brain.uni-bremen.de
Tue Nov 17 07:35:18 -04 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) in Systems Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position (EG-13 TV-L; 100%, limited to 3 years) is available
in the lab of Prof. Andreas Kreiter "Cognitive Neurophysiology" at the
University of Bremen, Germany.


The lab focusses on the fundamental question of how neural signals are
routed through dense neural networks and how cognitive processes like
attention influence the signal routing. We combine in vivo electrophysiology
(with multicontact laminar probes, electrocorticographic arrays and single
cell recordings) with intracortical electrical stimulation and behavior to
study the neural codes involved in the prioritization of processing relevant
over irrelevant information (see also:  <https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/brain>


The position
For the DFG SPP 2205 project "Evolving to be flexible - optimizing
task-dependent information processing in the visual system" a postdoctoral
position is available immediately. The position is fulltime (39,2 hrs/week)
and is initially limited to three years.
The project is performed in collaboration with the group of theoretical
neurophysicist Dr. Udo Ernst and focuses on the co-evolution of function and
flexibility in the visual system. In the experiments we will investigate
whether and how visual circuits allow the flexible combination of signal
streams from different places in the visual field in a task-dependent
manner. In order to reveal features of neural network flexibility we will
use laminar multicontact probes in multiple visual areas.


We offer

.      The Cognitive Neurophysiology group is part of the multidisciplinary
Brain Research Institute and Center of Cognitive Sciences at the University
of Bremen. You will benefit from a collaborative environment alongside other
labs focusing on systems neuroscience at the neighbouring university

.      The joint project with Dr. Udo Ernst provides a unique opportunity to
work together with excellent computational neuroscientists thereby both
broadening your knowledge in computational neuroscience and participating in
the synergy resultant of the immediate interaction between theory and

.      Being part of the consortium involved in the SPP "Evolutionary
optimization of neuronal processing" allows collaborations with multiple
cutting edge institutes throughout Germany.

.      Opportunity to work with high density laminar, in vivo
electrophysiological data



.                    Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Neurobiology
or related field

.                    High motivation and good team-working skills

.                    Good data analysis and organizational skills are

.                    Solid programming skills in Matlab

.                    Solid understanding of digital signal processing

.                    Experience with in vivo electrophysiology, stereotactic
surgeries or behavioural training is             advantageous.

.                    Prior experience working with primates is a plus

.                    Fluency in English


Deadline: November 27th, 2020


The University of Bremen aims to increase the proportion of women in
academia. It has received several awards for the promotion of gender
equality and is certified as a family-friendly university. Female scientists
are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from scientists with a
migration background as well as international applications are explicitly
welcomed. Applicants with disabilities will be given priority if their
professional and personal aptitude is essentially equal.

Applications should include a cover letter specifying your motivation and
research interests, a CV, copies of relevant diplomas and two references
letters and should be sent with the reference number A276/20 to:

Andreas Kreiter
Cognitive Neurophysiology

Postfach 330 440

28334 Bremen



or electronically, in a single pdf to  <mailto:kreiter at brain.uni-bremen.de>
kreiter at brain.uni <mailto:kreiter at brain.uni-bremen.de> -
<mailto:kreiter at brain.uni-bremen.de> bremen.de



Iris Grothe

Email:  <mailto:grothe at brain.uni-bremen.de> grothe at brain.uni-bremen.de



Dr. Iris Grothe

Cognitive Neurophysiology

Brain Research Institute

Center for Cognitive Sciences


Email: grothe at brain.uni-bremen.de

Phone: 0049 (0)421 218 63026

Postal Address: 

Postfach 330 444                        

28334 Bremen



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