[Neuroscience] Position for a Research Associate in Neurophysiology, University of Freiburg

Janina Kirsch via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by kirsch from bccn.uni-freiburg.de)
Wed May 6 10:25:57 EST 2009

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Research Associate Position 
at the Laboratory  <http://www.imtek.de/biomikrotechnik/> for
Dept. of Microsystems Engineering, 
Faculty <http://www.tf.uni-freiburg.de/index_html-en/view?set_language=en>
of Engineering
University of Freiburg, Freiburg

The Laboratory for Biomicrotechnology (Prof. Ulrich Egert) offers a research
associate position (
<http://www.lbv.bwl.de/service/pdf/3_besotabelle_01032010> A13, up to 4
years) for a biologist 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 for Computational Neuroscience
Freiburg (BCCN Freiburg) and the new Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology -
Freiburg/Tuebingen. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to
the teaching and  <http://www.bccn.uni-freiburg.de/teaching_and_training>
training program of these iniatives.

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

-- 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 <mailto:kirsch from bcf.uni-freiburg.de> @bcf.uni-freiburg.de
Web:  <http://www.bcf.uni-freiburg.de/> www.bcf.uni-freiburg.de


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