Postdoctoral Position

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Stellenangebot vom 1. Mai 2018

The Department of High-field Magnetic Resonance at the Max Plank Institute for
Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen is offering a postdoctoral position under the
supervision of Prof. Dr. Klaus Scheffler and Dr. Xin Yu. It is open now until filled,
starting in May, 2018.


Research Description:
This research position is supported by a Joint Sino-German grant issued by the
BMBF for a duration of 3 years. The research title is “Decipher the functional
phenotypes of the transgenic Parkinson’s disease (PD) mouse model using
simultaneous optogenetic fMRI and MRS with calcium and dopamine dynamic signal
recordings”.


Potential assignment:
a) Implement the MRI/EEG/calcium recording and electrochemical recording
methods for global brain state monitoring.
b) Target specific nuclei with deep brain optogenetic stimulation methods to study
circuit-specific brain state neuromodulation: hippocampus, lateral hypothalamus, and
VTA.


Your Profile:
Candidates with strong computational skills are highly encouraged to apply for this
position. Experience with viral transfection, or in vivo. / in vitro. electrophysiology in
animal models (rodents) with brain injury is highly desirable. The candidate should
bear a certain experience or strong interested on brain functional imaging, e.g. taskbased
BOLD fMRI. Also, the candidate will need to have FELESA training
experience (or equivalent training) to independently handle animal surgeries.


We offer:
The Max Plank Institute for Biological Cybernetics is located in Tübingen, Germany.
The High-field Magnetic Resonance Department is equipped with a 3T, a 9.4T
human MR scanner and a 14.1T animal Bruker MR scanner.


Application:
The Max Planck Society is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and
encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.
Please send your CV (in English) to Tina Schröder (Secretarial office):
mrzs@tuebingen.mpg.de

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