PhD Position in Visual Cortex Plasticity Group 710 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.

Requirements:

  • 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

Applications:

Submit application documents as a single PDF file to jobs@iob.ch (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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