The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a unique non-university research center which is dedicated to the subject dementia and all its areas, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. The center compasses the full spectrum of fundamental research through population sciences to health care research. The DZNE stands for excellence in research and science management, translation of scientific results into practice, interdisciplinarity and internationalization. It is a research center within the Helmholtz Organization of German research centers. With over 1000 employees from 55 nations, spread over 10 sites, the DZNE is one of the national and international leading research centers in its research field. 

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) in Circuit Neuroscience

Code: 1829/2020/7

The research group ‘Neural Circuit Computations’ led by Jan Gründemann aims to understand how ever-changing environmental stimuli are represented and computed in the brain to elucidate key principals of multisensory integration upon memory formation. To address this question, we combine state of the art circuit neuroscience tools like opto- and pharmacogenetics with single and two-photon imaging techniques to reveal computational frameworks of sensory integration in deep brain areas and their effects on behaviour and learning in health and disease (see also: https://www.dzne.de/en/research/research-areas/fundamental-research/research-groups/gruendemann/research-areas-focus).


Your tasks

Successful candidates will actively participate in study design, experimental work as well as data generation and analyses. They will work on their independent research projects and present their results at local, national, and international conferences and will prepare manuscripts for publication in international scientific journals. 

Requirements

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong interest in circuit and systems neuroscience. Applicants should hold a PhD degree or be in the final stages of their graduate research. Successful candidates will have a strong background in systems neuroscience and prior experience with the execution and analysis of imaging and/or electrophysiology techniques. Good data analysis, coding and organizational skills are essential. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills and very good language proficiency in English.

We offer

The DZNE in Bonn offers an excellent scientific infrastructure with state of the art research facilities. Team members will benefit from an international, collaborative environment alongside other labs focusing on systems neuroscience and neurodegenerative disorders, both within the institute and at neighbouring university departments. Postdocs in the lab will receive extensive scientific training and will additionally be provided with opportunities for career development at the DZNE Career Centre. Salary and social benefits will be determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund). The position is available from October 2020.

We are looking forward to your application consisting of a cover letter stating your motivation and research interests, a CV with publication list, as well as two of the usual references. Interviews will first be conducted via video conference, followed by a possible on-site visit to Bonn. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For further information and informal enquiries, please contact jan.grundemann@dzne.de.

 

Site

Bonn

Contact details

Prof. Dr. Jan Gründemann

Working hours

full-time

Contract length

2 years

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

August 15th, 2020

Please apply via: https://jobs.dzne.de/en/jobs/50583/form

 

You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification at DZNE. The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.