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<p style="margin:0cm"><span style="" lang="EN-US">Dear colleagues, </span></p>
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<p style="margin:0cm"><span style="" lang="EN-US">Please share the ad below with your team or colleagues.</span></p>
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<p style="margin:0cm"><span style="" lang="EN-US">Best wishes</span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm"><span style="" lang="EN-US">Karin Dedek</span></p>
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Germany<br>
Tel.:+49-(0)441-798-3425<br>
Fax.:+49-(0)441-798-3284</span></p>
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<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:8.0pt; font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif; color:black"><a href="https://uol.de/karin-dedek" style="color: rgb(5, 99, 193); text-decoration: underline;" id="LPlnk370137" previewremoved="true"><span style="" lang="EN-US">https://uol.de/karin-dedek</span></a></span><span style="font-size:8.0pt; font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif; color:black" lang="EN-US"></span></p>
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<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">The research group "Animal Navigation" headed by Prof. Henrik Mouritsen at the Institute of Biology and
 Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg has been awarded a 6-year ERC Synergy Grant for a project entitled
<span style=""><i>QuantumBirds</i></span>: <i>Radical pair-based magnetic sensing in migratory birds</i> together with Prof. Peter Hore, University of Oxford. Applicants are invited for a
</span></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Postdoc-position in Electrophysiology (<span style="">m,f,d</span>)<br>
</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">(100% E13 TV-L, 3 years;
</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">the position is suitable for part-time
<span style="">work;</span> <br>
there is the possibility of habilitation</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">)</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">starting from 1<sup>st</sup> of November 2022</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">
 in Oldenburg, Germany.</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Working in
<span style=""><i>QuantumBirds</i></span> brings together electrophysiology, <span style="">
behavioural</span> biology and molecular biology, quantum physics and spin chemistry, in a unique, ambitious,
<span style="">imaginative</span> and genuinely synergetic research <span style="">
programme</span>. We are working in unique magnetic-controlled research building and testing conditions. Using these we aim to prove magnetic detection occurring in the birdsí retinas involving light stimulation and quantum spin dynamics.</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">The project</span></b></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Light-dependent magnetoreception in night-migratory songbirds is thought to start in the retina. Magnetic
 signals likely leave the retina via <span style="">thalamofugally</span> projecting retinal ganglion cells which represent a subset of the >40 different types of retinal output channels. One of the most pressing challenges is to identify these types and measure
 their responses to magnetic (and light) stimuli. To find <span style="">magnetically-sensitive</span> cells in the bird retina, we will characterize retinal ganglion cells by 2P-calcium imaging, combined with immunohistochemical approaches. You would work
 with world leading experts in their field, who regularly publish their findings in the best scientific journals (including
<span style="">e.g.</span> 7 papers in Nature since 2009). </span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style=""><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">You</span></b></span><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
<span style="">ideally</span> <span style="">have</span></span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"></span></p>
<ul style="margin-bottom: 0cm;" type="disc">
<li style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">A PhD in biology, neuroscience, physics, biochemistry, veterinary
<span style="">medicine</span> or related disciplines.</span></li><li style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Practical experience with electrophysiology (if possible proven by a publication)
</span></li><li style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Advanced programming skills (<span style="">Matlab</span>) and strong experience in data analysis</span></li><li style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Experience with the retina and/or magnetic sensing mechanisms</span></li><li style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Good understanding of imaging techniques and experimental planning</span></li><li style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Physical understanding and ability to independently work with Ca-imaging</span></li><li style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Intrinsic motivation for a career in academia, wanting to develop towards an independent research group</span></li><li style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">High levels of enthusiasm,
<span style="">motivation</span> and ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team</span></li><li style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Willingness to work in the dark</span></li><li style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style=""><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Good</span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> spoken and
<span style="">written</span> English</span></li></ul>
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<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style=""><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What</span></b></span><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
<span style="">we</span> <span style="">offer</span></span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">The
<span style="">QuantumBirds</span> (</span><a href="file:///C:/Users/Tina%20Schl%C3%BCter/Documents/ERC/Stellenausschreibungen/www.quantumbirds.eu" style="color: rgb(5, 99, 193); text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">www.quantumbirds.eu</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">)
 project is located at the University of Oxford, UK (physical and chemical aspects) and at the University of Oldenburg, Germany (<span style="">behavioural</span> and molecular- biological, as well as biochemical aspects), and collaborates with retina specialists,
 such as Karin Dedek and Martin Greschner within the University and from around the world e.g., Kevin Briggman at the MPI for Neurobiology of Behavior -
<span style="">caesar</span>.</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">The position is based in
<span style="">Oldenburg</span> and you would become part of a large diverse team working closely together on related questions. You will have access to a wide range of modern equipment (e.g., custom-built two-photon Ca2+-imaging setup), techniques and expertise.
 We want to give you a good start for a potential career in academia. </span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Our working group is central in the DFG funded SFB program "Magnetoreception and Navigation in Vertebrates"
 which will help you to expand your network. For more information about our group, see
</span><a href="http://www.member.uni-oldenburg.de/henrik.mouritsen/" style="color: rgb(5, 99, 193); text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">http://www.member.uni-oldenburg.de/henrik.mouritsen/</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">
 and </span><a href="https://www.sfb1372.de/" style="color: rgb(5, 99, 193); text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">https://www.sfb1372.de/</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">
<span lang="EN-US"></span></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Family and scientific career is supported by us and the University of Oxford and the University of Oldenburg.
</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">We and the University of Oldenburg are aware of the power of diversity.
<span style="">In order to</span> increase the percentage of female faculty and staff members, female candidates with equal qualification will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">How to apply</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US"></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Your application should include a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, a publication list,
<span style="">names</span> and phone numbers of at least two personal references and University certificates.</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">Please send your application preferably electronically
<b>as a single pdf-file</b> to Nadine Ruthenberg </span><a href="mailto:%20nadine.ruthenberg@uni-oldenburg.de?subject=ERC%20Postdoc%20%20Application" style="color: rgb(5, 99, 193); text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">nadine.ruthenberg@uni-oldenburg.de</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">
 or mail to N. Ruthenberg, AG <span style="">Neurosensorik</span>/Animal Navigation, IBU, Carl von Ossietzky Universitšt Oldenburg, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11, D-26129 Oldenburg, Germany</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri", sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif" lang="EN-US">All applications received before the
<span style=""><b>7th</b></span> <b>October 2022</b> will be considered. </span></p>
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