PhD Position in Visual Cortex Plasticity Group 453 views

The Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) at University of Basel is seeking a highly motivated PhD Student to join the Visual Cortex Plasticity Group.

About the position:
  • The PhD candidate will study and work on processes and mechanisms to uncover the mechanisms that gate plasticity to shape cortical circuits during learning.
  • This will involve research on neuronal circuits, the development of novel technologies for the chronic manipulation and recording of neuronal activity, and of strategies for targeted interventions that enhance plasticity.


  • Applicant must hold Master’s degree in Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, or Physics.
  • Background in animal experiments or programming
  • Experience in behavioral training of mice, two-photon imaging and programming is welcome
  • Knowledge of biology, physiology and/or neuroscience
  • Highly motivated to contribute to the understanding of learning and memory and striving for excellence in this field of research
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a collaboration team member
  • Fluent written and spoken English


Submit application documents as a single PDF file to (reference number (IOB072) on the subject line and include the following documents in your application.

  1. Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  2. CV
  3. Details of 2 references
  4. List of 2-3 courses that inspired you during your studies and please describe why in couple of sentences.
  5. Download link to Master’s thesis
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Basel
Country Switzerland
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 24 January 2021

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