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PhD student position in electrophysiology and behavioral physiology

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Starting from April 1st 2016 a PhD position (funded for 3 years by the DFG SFB 779, payment according to TV-L, E13/2) is available in the group of Prof. Dr. V. Lessmann at the Institute of Physiology, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany.
In the project we want to analyze the role of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) in fear extinction learning. We will apply a combined approach of in vivo behavioral pharmacology and in vitro electrophysiology (field potential recordings) experiments to investigate the synaptic circuitry involved in extinction. In addition, different immunohistochemical and molecular biological methods will be employed.  
We offer intensive training and supervision by our experienced team, the opportunity to attend national and international meetings and a diverse state-of-the-art working environment with a variety of established methods in electrophysiology, behavior, live-cell imaging, molecular biology, and cell culture.
We are looking for a highly motivated, responsible team member with a solid background in neuroscience and a great interest in performing behavioral and electrophysiological experiments. Experience in behavioral and/or electrophysiological experiments would be beneficial, but is not a strict prerequisite.
Applicants should hold a Diploma or equivalent Master degree in Biology, Neuroscience or a related field and should send their CV, a brief summary of their Diploma or master thesis, Diploma/Master certificate and two letters of reference (or contact info of two referees) to Volkmar Lessmann (
Please note: Only full applications in English or German language can be considered! Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Art des Bewerbungszugangs
via email
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
Prof. Dr. V. Leßmann
Institut für Physiologie
Leipziger Str. 44
39120 Magdeburg
Tel: +49/0391/67-14282
Fax: +49/0391/67-15819

Details der Stellenanzeige

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Deutschland (Sachsen-Anhalt)
39120 Magdeburg
Biologie & Life Sciences, Humanmedizin