Postdoctoral position in cognitive and systems neuroscience
Postdoctoral positions in systems and cognitive neuroscience are available to study information processing in the visual cortex of man and monkey in the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the German Primate Research Center, headed by Stefan Treue.
Research in the laboratory focuses on the neural basis of visual attention and of visual motion perception. We use a combination of extracellular recordings (including pharmacological manipulations, multi-electrode recordings, optogenetics) from the visual cortex of behaving rhesus monkeys, human visual psychophysics, and computational neural modeling.
The ideal applicant would have programming experience (MATLAB, C), experimental skills (either in electrophysiological recordings from awake animals or human psychophysics), and a strong quantitative background (statistics, modeling, data analysis, math, physics, engineering).
Please send CV, the names of two or three referees, and representative publications to the address listed below. Email applications and inquiries are encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Treue
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
German Primate Center
Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Goettingen, Germany
The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of Prof. Stefan Treue, the Sensorimotor Group of Prof. Dr. Alexander Gail and the Decision and Awareness Group of Dr. Igor Kagan invite applications for PhD positions.
In our laboratories we investigate the neural basis of visual attention, visual motion perception, sensorimotor processing, spatial cognition, decision making, and neuroprosthetics. We focus primarily on extracellular recordings from the cerebral cortex and thalamus of non-human primates and on human psychophysics. Additionally, functional imaging of brain activity in non-human primates, including associated studies in humans, and computational neural modeling play an important role in our research.
As part of the Center for System Neuroscience (CSN) and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) we offer a stimulating, multi-disciplinary research environment with a strong background in both, experimental and computational neuroscience. Students can choose among multiple neuroscience PhD programs of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB).
We look for highly motivated students with a strong interest in system neuroscience. A degree in neuroscience, physics, engineering, biology, psychology, or related fields and a good command of English are required. Experience in programming is of significant advantage.
The German Primate Center is an equal opportunity employer.