[visionlist] Postdoc at University of Magdeburg, Germany

Quian Quiroga, Rodrigo (Prof.) rqqg1 at leicester.ac.uk
Thu Feb 2 03:42:25 -04 2023

The University of Magdeburg offers a 3-years postdoc position to study single cell recordings in humans, performed in epileptic patients for curative surgery.

The project will investigate concept cells (a.k.a. Jennifer Aniston neurons) – that means, neurons in the hippocampus and surrounding areas that selectively fire to specific concepts, like different pictures and the written or spoken name of a particular person (e.g. Quian Quiroga et al, Nature 2005; Quian Quiroga, Cell 2019), which are involved in declarative memory functions. For more details see:

The successful candidate will contribute to performing recordings with patients and the analysis of the data to investigate the role of these neurons in memory. The candidate should have very good quantitative skills (data processing, and programing e.g. in Matlab) and a strong background or interest in neuroscience. The candidate should be able to work both independently and as part of a research team.

The candidate will be primarily based at the Department of Neurology in Magdeburg (http://www.kneu.ovgu.de) and will work in close collaboration with the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (https://www.lin-magdeburg.org) and the Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Centre (https://www.dzne.de/en/) at the University of Magdeburg, and with the recently established group of Rodrigo Quian Quiroga at the IMIM (https://www.imim.cat), in Barcelona.

The position is initially offered for 3 years, with the possibility of further extensions according to performance. Salary will be competitive, based on DFG (German Research Council guidelines for Postdocs), depending on experience.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof. Catherine Sweeney-Reed: catherine.sweeney-reed at med.ovgu.de.

To apply, please send a curriculum vitae and a brief description of scientific interests to Mrs. Birgit Boehme at birgit.boehme at med.ovgu.de.

The closing date for the applications is 24th February 2023.

Start date will be in April 2023 or shortly thereafter.

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
Centre for Systems Neuroscience
University of Leicester
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