PhD Student - Position

PhD Position (50%, 2 Years) @ Sektion Neuropsychologie des Zentrums für Neurologie Tübingen

Zur Generierung eines sinnvollen motorischen Handelns, z. B. bei der Exploration und der Orientierung im Raum oder dem Ausführen von Ziel- und Greifbewegungen, ist die Nutzung einer Vielzahl sensorischer Informationen erforderlich, die in unterschiedlichen Koordinatensystemen vorliegen und sich ständig verändern. Geplant sind Untersuchungen an Patienten/Patientinnen mit umschriebenen Hirnschädigungen und den daraus resultierenden kognitiven Störungen. Die Arbeiten an neurologischen Patienten/Patientinnen werden ergänzt um Studien zur funktionelle Neuroanatomie an gesunden Probanden/Probandinnen mittels fMRT und TMS.

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Scientist (m/f/d) in Neurophysics with the opportunity to earn a doctorate (65%) @NMI

The NMI is a member of the Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg. It is involved in application-oriented research at the interface between the life sciences and material science. An interdisciplinary team of scientists is developing new technologies for companies and public research sponsors in the areas of Pharma and Biotech, Biomedicine and Materials Science, and Material Analysis and Electron Microscopy.

The research group Neurophysics deals with the interaction of microelectronic systems and neural tissue. In this research group, there is a vacancy for a scientist (m/f/d) with the opportunity to earn a doctorate, starting as early as May 2021.

Within the DFG Priority Programme „Memristive Devices for Intelligent Technical Systems“ (SPP 2262), a biosensing platform is being developed to enable the efficient signal analysis of neuronal signals on a chip. Memristive systems with their unique properties, such as gradual resistance changes, pulse summation and threshold behavior, can enable compact circuits for neural data processing. Here, memristive elements will be coupled with existing electrode arrays to explore and evaluate the efficiency of novel recording systems for neuronal activity.

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Funded PhD position in modelling biological neuro-muscular control in dynamic locomotion with a link to biorobotics (Biomechanics / Biomedical Engineering / (Bio-)physics) @HIH

We are currently seeking a highly motivated

PhD student (f/m/d) 

 

We offer 

funded researcher position for 36 Months in our project „Neuro-muscular contraction in dynamic locomotion“. The project has a strong focus on basic research investigating the function of biological muscles in locomotion and how to transfer important characteristics to novel bio-inspired robotic systems. You will be part of an interdisciplinary multi-center research group with muscle physiology and biorobotics researchers in a team of at least three PhD students. Your contribution will be focused on modelling and simulation of neuro-muscular control.

Your contract should start in the first half of 2021. Salary will be based on previous experience.

About us

You will become a member of the group Multi-Level Modeling in Motor Control and Rehabilitation Robotics at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) in Tübingen. The project is in collaboration with the Dynamic Locomotion Group at Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Department of Motion and Exercise Science at the University of Stuttgart. Our joint research environment offers an excellent research infrastructure and outstanding graduate schools fostering the development of your career.

 

Requirements, core skills

The ideal candidate should have

  • A background in biomedical engineering, (bio-)physics, computational neuroscience, or closely related
  • a Masters (or equivalent) degree from a recognized university. Near completion can be considered;
  • Prior knowledge in multi body dynamics modeling, dynamical systems, system identification, learning, or optimization, is a plus;
  • Proficient programming experience in Matlab, Python, or similar
  • Prior experience with neuro-muscular or musculo-skeletal modeling is a plus;
  • Excellent grades and analytical skills;
  • Proficient oral and written English skills;
  • Outstanding candidates with different backgrounds are encouraged to apply

The position is will remain open until filled. Applications sent before March 21st will be prioritised.

Please send a Cover letter, CV, and transcript of records, along with contact details of two researchers or teachers who would be willing to write a letter of reference (we will contact them directly) to:

daniel.haeufle@remove-this.uni-tuebingen.de

https://www.hih-tuebingen.de/en/mocom/ 

Scientist in the Molecular Neuroscience team with the opportunity to receive a PhD 65% (m/f/d) @NMI

Applications are sought for a DFG funded project „The contribution of within-amygdala meta-plasticity to stress-related psychopathologies“.  In close collaboration with the University of Haifa, the project explores specific changes in GABAergic synapses in response to stressful experiences. In selected brain areas, we will investigate the impact of receptor tyrosine kinase signalling to the reorganization of GABAergic synapses and behavioral alterations under stressful conditions.

To support our growing team, we now seek to fill the position of an Scientist 65% in the Molecular Neuroscience team with the opportunity to receive a PhD (m/f/d).

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Ph.D. student position in Evolutionary Sciences in the Junior Research Group on the “Co-evolution of Tool-use and Language” (m/f/d)

The student position will start as soon as possible and run for 3 years, with a possible extension for a fourth year. Salary will be according to the German public service scale TV-L E13, 65%.

Applicants for this position must hold a Master’s or equivalent degree in prehistoric archaeology, biomechanics, neurology, applied linguistics or a related field. The ideal applicant will have knowledge either of stone-tool knapping techniques and/or the use of electromyography (EMG). Previous experience in such techniques is not a mandatory requirement but will be considered a plus. 

The successful applicant will work in an interdisciplinary project focusing on human brain-hand movement coordination during prehistoric stone-tool use, and its potential association with verbal/non-verbal communication.

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Ph.D. student position in Evolutionary Sciences in the Junior Research Group on the “Co-evolution of Tool-use and Language” (m/f/d)

The Ph.D. student position will start as soon as possible and run for 3 years, with a possible extension for a fourth year. Salary will be according to the German public service scale TV-L E13, 65%.

Applicants for this position must hold a Master’s or equivalent degree in prehistoric archaeology, biomechanics, neurology, applied linguistics or a related field. The ideal applicant will have knowledge either of stone-tool knapping techniques and/or the use of electroencephalography (EEG). Previous experience in such techniques is not a mandatory requirement but will be considered a plus. 

The successful applicant will work in an interdisciplinary project focusing on human brain-hand movement coordination during prehistoric stone-tool use, and its potential association with verbal/non-verbal communication.

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Postdoc - Positions

Postdoctoral position in laminar fMRI Cortical layers: Examining the role of feedback in human visual perception @MPI-Kyb

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, has a 3-year postdoc position available to work with the 9.4T to assess the function of cortical layers in the human visual system. 

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For enquiries contact me via: kiley.seymour@remove-this.tuebingen.mpg.de