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PhD student position: to identify the mechanisms underlying adaptation in the Drosophila ear

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen invites applications for a

PhD student position
in project A10 of CRC 889
limited to 3.5 years, part-time (65 %) | salary according to TV-L

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,900 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

Adaptation is ubiquitous in the nervous system and underlies efficient sensory codes. However, the biophysical and molecular underpinnings of this important computation are only incompletely understood. In the past, we have described two independent forms of adaptation in the ear of Drosophila melanogaster. In this project, we will combine genetic manipulations, electrophysiology, calcium imaging and computational modelling to identify the mechanisms underlying adaptation in the Drosophila ear.

We are looking for highly motivated applicants with a strong background in neuroscience - ideally with experience in calcium imaging or electrophysiology.

Experience in fly genetics or programming skills are of advantage. Moreover, the ability to work in an interdisciplinary (i.e. combining genetic, physiological, and computational approaches) and international research team is an essential prerequisite.

This position is supported by a DFG Grant (Collaborative Research Center 889), income is equivalent to E13/65 %.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by March 31st, 2019:

University Medical Center Göttingen
European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen
Jan Clemens
Grisebachstr. 5
37077 Göttingen
Tel.: +49 551 39 61351

Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.
Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.

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