[visionlist] PhD position "fMRI-analysis of the Visual System in Glaucoma" at University of Magdeburg, Germany

Hoffmann, Michael Michael.Hoffmann at med.ovgu.de
Mon Aug 1 16:19:10 -04 2022

Job Opening at Dpt. Ophthalmology (Univ. of Magdeburg, Germany)
PhD position – fMRI-analysis of the Visual System in Glaucoma

The Visual Processing Laboratory at the Department of Ophthalmology (University of Magdeburg) is seeking a PhD-candidate. The appointment will commence in autumn 2022.

You will be working on the project "fMRI-analysis of the visual system in glaucoma", which aims at an understanding of the interplay of plasticity and pathology in the human visual cortex. Topics will include the impact of physical training on visual cortex structure, function and connectivity. We are specifically interested in the functional specialization, interaction, and plasticity of areas of the visual cortex in patients with visual impairment. For this purpose, we use 3 Tesla as well as 7 Tesla high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate cortical sub-compartments.

The program offers outstanding students a unique opportunity to be trained as visual neuroscientists using cutting edge techniques and approaches. You will be part of an enthusiastic interdisciplinary research team, supervised by Professor Michael B. Hoffmann<http://www.med.uni-magdeburg.de/augenklinik/vpl/vpl_hoffmann.html> at the University of Magdeburg<https://www.uni-magdeburg.de/en/>, known for its large, vibrant neuroscience community<https://www.neuroscience-magdeburg.de/research/professor-jazz>. You will benefit from a wide academic exchange in national and international scientific networks. You will receive scientific skills training and project-specific expert training in state-of-the art fMRI, visual function testing, pathophysiology in ophthalmology and vision science. Candidates are exceptionally motivated to pursue a career in neuroscience and have a great interest in clinical and basic vision science. Strong programming skills (e.g. MatLab, Python, R) and experience with quantitative neuroscience are essential requirements. Experience in systematic data-acquisition is a plus. Candidates with a background in vision science, neuroscience, neuroimaging, experimental psychology, ophthalmology, biology, physiology, physics, or related areas will be considered.

Information on the Visual Processing Laboratory is available at:

Informal enquiries and applications are welcome by Professor Michael B. Hoffmann: michael.hoffmann at med.ovgu.de<mailto:michael.hoffmann at med.ovgu.de>

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Related selected publications:
- Hoffmann MB, Dumoulin SO (2015) Congenital visual pathway abnormalities - a window onto cortical stability and plasticity. Trends in Neurosciences 38: 55-65<http://www.cell.com/trends/neurosciences/abstract/S0166-2236%2814%2900171-4>
- Prabhakaran G, Al-Nosairy K, Tempelmann C, Wagner M, Thieme H, Hoffmann MB (2021) Functional dynamics of de-afferented early visual cortex in glaucoma. Frontiers in Neuroscience 15:653632<http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnins.2021.653632/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Neuroscience&id=653632>
- Prabhakaran G, Al-Nosairy K, Tempelmann C, Wagner M, Thieme H, Hoffmann MB (2021) Mapping visual field defects with fMRI - impact of approach and experimental conditions. Frontiers in Neuroscience:15:745886<https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2021.745886/full>

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Hoffmann
Sektion für klinische und experimentelle Sinnesphysiologie
(Visual Processing Laboratory)
Leipziger Str. 44
39120 Magdeburg

++49 (0)391 67 13585 (office)
++49 (0)391 67 21721/21722/21723/25233 (labs)
++49 (0)391 67 13570
Web - http://www.med.uni-magdeburg.de/fme/kauge/vpl/vpl_hoffmann.html

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