[visionlist] Postdoctoral Researcher in Primate Neurophysiology

Kristine Krug kristine.krug at ovgu.de
Mon Jan 4 05:39:16 -04 2021

The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, together with its associated 
partner institutions, has an internationally renowned scientific profile 
in Neuroscience. The newly established Collaborative Research Center 
(CRC/SFB) 1436 „Neural Resources of Cognition“ strengthens the 
integration and interdisciplinary research of neuroscientific research 
groups in Magdeburg.
The Department of Sensory Physiology in the Institute of Biology (IBIO), 
headed by Prof. Kristine Krug, seeks to recruit a postdoctoral research 
scientist for the project C05 „Intervening in circuits for cognitive 
resource allocation in primates“ of the CRC 1436. The four-year project 
(in collaboration with Prof. Petra Ritter, Charite Berlin) takes a 
combined theoretical and empirical approach to investigate causally - 
from neurons to behaviour - how resource allocation in visual and 
parietal brain regions can be controlled by altering functional 
connectivity in the closest animal model to human cognition, the rhesus 
monkey. In this project, we combine ultrasound brain modulation, 
highfield MRI (at 7T), neurophysiological recordings, behavioural tasks 
and computational modelling to control resource allocation in decision 

Your Profile:
- Master’s degree or equivalent and a doctoral degree in neurosciences, 
biology, medicine, computation or a related field
- Experience with neurophysiology, MRI, ultrasound stimulation, 
psychophysics and/or neurocomputation
- Interest in / experience with research with non-human primates is 
- Strong academic/research record
- Focus and motivation to make a significant contribution to and develop 
an ambitious research programme as part of an interdisciplinary, 
international research team.
Start date: as soon as possible
End date: 31.12.2024
Salary: TVL-13; ca. € 4000-5500 per month pre-tax dependent on 
qualifications and experience
Further details about the position can be found here: 
Magdeburg is a vibrant university city on the river Elbe, which was 
founded in 805. It offers a wide range of cultural activities and an 
international student community with a Masters in Neuroscience taught 
entirely in English. The Otto-von-Guericke-University has a strong focus 
on natural sciences, engineering and medicine and benefits from close 
links with Max-Planck-, Leibniz-, Helmholtz- and Fraunhofer-Institutes 
in the city. Magdeburg was the first European site to routinely operate 
ultra-high field MR in brain imaging (7T since 2004) and co-coordinates 
both the European and the German networks for ultra-high field imaging 
(EUFIND and GUFI). Magdeburg is a development partner for MRI of Siemens 
/ Healthineers and its functional imaging facilities are perhaps the 
most extensive in Europe (7T MRI, five 3T MRI, SPECT, MR-PET, 
exclusively for research), including in Germany unique facilities for 
primate research at high field MRI. Magdeburg is the state capital of 
Sachsen-Anhalt and lies about 90 minutes travelling time west of Berlin. 
It is also within easy reach of Hannover, Goettingen, Leipzig and 
Prague. Quality of life is high, cost of living low.

For informal enquiries, please contact either Frau Bianka Gehe 
(bianka.gehe at ovgu.de) or Prof Kristine Krug (kristine.krug at ovgu.de); for 
current research profile see Kristine Krug's website www.lisp.ovgu.de.

Prof Kristine Krug MA DPhil FRSB
Heisenberg-Professorin, Lehrstuhl in Sensorischer Physiologie, 
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität & Leibniz-Institut für Neurobiologie, 
Institute of Biology
Leipzigerstr. 44
39120 Magdeburg, Germany
phone +49 391 67 55067

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