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

Postdoctoral position: Neural Circuits underlying Behavior 

Position: A full-time postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Max Planck Research Group Neural Circuits, Caesar, for a highly motivated scientist interested in studying the role of neuromodulators in neural circuit function across behavioral states in health and disease. The 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. Experience working with flies or mice will prove useful. We expect the candidate to be capable of independently designing and executing targeted research experiments that further the project aims. Experience of supervising research students in their daily experimental and dissertation work is an advantage. The candidate should also possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, 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 candidates with a strong quantitative background in neuroscience and/or biophysics. PhD 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.
More: http://www.caesar.de/seelig-research.html
Recent Publications: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v521/n7551/abs/nature14446.html
About Caesar: Caesar is a neuroscience research institute closely associated with the Max Planck Society and is located in Bonn, Germany. Caesar is committed to supporting the development of young professionals and is an equal opportunity employer.
More: http://www.caesar.de/institution.html
Please send an email to johannes.seelig@caesar.de for informal enquiries or submit your application at our job portal: http://www.caesar.de/job-offers.html

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Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
53175 Bonn
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Physics, Medical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering