[visionlist] Research Positions in Primate Visual Neurophysiology

Kristine Krug kristine.krug at ovgu.de
Wed Nov 9 12:13:16 -04 2022

Profs. Kristine Krug and Andrew Parker of the Sensory Physiology group 
at the Otto-von-Guericke Magdeburg seek to hire two researchers (pre- or 
postdoctoral) in primate visual neurophysiology. The research group 
investigates how neuronal interactions shape 3D-perception and 
perceptual decisions in primates. We research the relationship between 
neurons, circuits and behaviour in Rhesus monkeys and humans, with 
methods including cellular neurophysiology, high field magnetic 
resonance imaging (MRI) and cutting-edge brain intervention methods, 
including optogenetics and electrical micro-stimulation.

Position 1  (326/2022):
In this DFG-funded project, we will use photorealistic visual images to 
understand the neuronal integration of visual cues for depth and shape 
in the ventral stream pathways of the primate brain. Working with Andrew 
Parker and other members of the Sensory Physiology group, we plan a 
comprehensive investigation of how different cues to depth are combined 
in generating the responses of single V4 and PIT neurons, specifically 
examining combinations of binocular depth with shading, texture or 
motion parallax cues and comparing the contribution of single neuron 
signalling with population encoding. The project will use advanced 
computer graphics to prepare naturalistic images of 3D objects in which 
different cues to depth can be independently manipulated. An interest in 
quantitative neuroscience will be essential for this project.
The post is either at pre- or postdoctoral level and will provide an 
opportunity to register for a PhD degree at the university, for which a 
separate application will be required after appointment.
Start date: as soon as possible for three years
Salary: TVL-13; ca. € 2800-5500 per month pre-tax dependent on 
qualifications and experience
Further details about the position can be found here: 

Postdoc 2 (331/2022):
We seek a postdoctoral scientist to conduct high-dimensional 
neurophysiological recordings and optogenetic stimulation in Rhesus 
monkeys investigating the neural coding for naturalistic 3D-motion 
stimuli and decision-making under social influence. They will 
collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team while taking responsibility 
for research progress and research reporting, presentations at 
scientific meetings etc. Main responsibilities include contributing to 
the development of methodology, the conduct of animal experiments and 
the fostering of international collaborations.
Start date: 1.1.2023 for two years (with the potential of an extension 
for another two years).
Salary: TVL-13; ca. € 4000-5500 per month pre-tax dependent on 
qualifications and experience
Further details about the position can be found here: 

For informal enquiries about any of the posts, please contact either 
Andrew Parker (andrew.parker at ovgu.de) or Kristine Krug 
(kristine.krug at ovgu.de); for further info about the resesearch group, 
please see www.lisp.ovgu.de <http://www.lisp.ovgu.de>. Kristine Krug 
will be at SFN 2022 in San Diego, please contact her if you would like 
to meet to discuss the posts.

Closing date is the 28th of November 2022.

Prof Kristine Krug  MA DPhil FRSB
Heisenberg-Professorin, Lehrstuhl in Sensorischer Physiologie
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität & Leibniz-Institut für Neurobiologie, 
Magdeburg, Deutschland

Visiting Professor of Neuroscience, DPAG, Oxford University, UK

Institut für Biologie
Leipziger Strasse 44 / Haus 91
39120 Magdeburg

phone +49 391 67 55067
email kristine.krug at ovgu.de
website www.lisp.ovgu.de
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