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Neuroscientist, Biophysicist, Physicist, Engineer, Chemist as PhD - Neural Circuits underlying Behavior (m/f)

PhD position: Neural Circuits underlying Behavior
Position: A PhD position is available immediately in the Max Planck Research Group Neural Circuits, Caesar, for a highly motivated graduate student interested in studying the role of neuromodulators in neural circuit function across behavioral states in health and disease. The doctoral candidate will utilize modern two-photon imaging, optogenetics, and electrophysiology techniques to investigate neural population activity at cellular resolution in behaving animals, particularly Drosophila Melanogaster and later on mice. We expect the student to show diligence towards and enthusiasm for furthering the project aims. The candidate must also possess strong problem-solving and communication skills (in both written and verbal English) and be willing to work in cooperation with the rest of the team.  
Education/Experience: We are looking for graduate students with a strong quantitative background in neuroscience and/or biophysics. Masters graduates from related fields (such as physics, engineering or chemistry) are also encouraged to apply. Proficiency in programming languages and the willingness to hone programming skills is preferred.
Beginning: At earliest convenience
Compensation: Attractive offer (based on experience) with several benefits
About the Seelig Laboratory: The Seelig lab is committed to elucidating the impact of neuromodulators on circuits underlying sensorimotor integration. Similar to the mammalian brain, the fly brain is broadly innervated by neuromodulatory neurons. Taking advantage of the lower numerical complexity of the fly brain should allow us to get a quantitative understanding of the impact of neuromodulators on complete neural circuits underlying sensorimotor integration across different behavioral states in health and disease. The laboratory is funded by the Max Planck Society.
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About Caesar: Caesar is a neuroscience research institute closely associated with the Max Planck Society and is located in Bonn, Germany. The Institute hosts the International Max Planck Research School for Brain & Behavior and is involved in the Bonn International Graduate School of Neuroscience. Caesar is committed to supporting the development of young professionals and is an equal opportunity employer.
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Deutschland (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
53175 Bonn
51000 Cologne
Biologie & Life Sciences, Biotechnologie, Chemie, Informatik, Elektrotechnik, Pharma, Physik, Medizintechnik, Pharmatechnik