[Neuroscience] Position for experienced Postdoc in Neurophysiology, University of Freiburg

Janina Kirsch via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by kirsch from bcf.uni-freiburg.de)
Fri Jul 16 08:54:16 EST 2010

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%% Junior Scientist Position (Research Associate) %%
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%% Dept. of Microsystems Engineering,             %%
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%% University of Freiburg, Freiburg               %%
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The Laboratory for Biomicrotechnology (Prof. Ulrich Egert) offers a
scientist position (A13, up to 4 years) for a biologist (Postdoc) with
expertise on electrophysiology, cell culture of neuronal networks,
neurophysiology in acute brain slices and/or Ca-imaging.

We are interested in the mechanisms and structures underlying the activity
dynamics in neuronal networks and the processing of neuronal activity within
the network. In joint projects with computational neuroscientists we
investigate how the biological neuronal networks process incoming stimuli,
what determines intrinsic activity, how pathological dynamics arise and how
to contain them.

To address these questions we use acute brain slices, cell cultures and
animal models with a variety of techniques. A central technology is
extracellular recording the neuronal activity with microelectrode arrays to
analyze the spatio-temporal structure of activity. Recordings with these
arrays are combined with paired intracellular recordings, calcium imaging,
microstimulation and advanced data analyses. New technical and analysis
tools are developed as needed in collaborations with microsystems engineers.

This work is embedded in the Bernstein Center Freiburg
(www.bcf.uni-freiburg.de). The successful candidate is expected to
contribute to the teaching and training program.

Candidates should have outstanding academic records and an interest in
translational neuroscience and neurotechnology.

The position is open immediately until filled. 

For further information, please contact Prof. Ulrich Egert (Head of


Dr. Janina Kirsch (Coordinator for the Teaching & Training Programs)

-- Dr. Janina Kirsch --
Coordinator for the Teaching & Training Programs
Bernstein Center Freiburg
Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg 
Hansastr. 9a 
D - 79104 Freiburg 
Phone: +49 (0) 761 203-9575
Fax: +49 (0) 761 203-9559
Email: kirsch from bcf.uni-freiburg.de
Web: www.bcf.uni-freiburg.de

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