Postdoc Position at University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany

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Closing date: Open until filled

Location: Hamburg, Germany

The Position

A postdoctoral position for neuro- and optophysiology is available at the Department of Developmental Neurophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany. The group investigates the synchronised patterns of electrical activity in the immature brain, their relevance for the development of cognitive and behavioural abilities and their impairment associated with neurological disorders, such as perinatal ischemia and schizophrenia (

They seek a Senior Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to develop, execute and analyse state-of-the art in vivo imaging, electrophysiology, and optogenetics in developing rodents as part of an ERC-funded research project aiming to elucidate the cellular dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders. The position offers an excellent opportunity to perform highly collaborative research within the DFG-funded Priority Program 1665 ( and Collaborative Research Center 936.

The Candidate

Qualified candidates should hold a Ph.D, M.D. or equivalent qualification, and should have outstanding certificates and very good publication record. Candidates are also expected to have significant experience in in vivo imaging as well as strong background in mathematics with good programming experience (MATLAB). Good communication skills, creative and independent thinking are mandatory.

The placement will be open until a suitable candidate is found but preferential treatment will be given to applications received before November 2018 with a possible starting date between December 2018 and March 2019.

How to Apply

Applications including (i) CV, (ii) statement of expertise and interests, (iii) academic achievements and list of publications and (iv) 2 references should be sent to Prof. Dr. Ileana Hanganu-Opatz by email ([email protected]).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please mention that you found this job on the Scientifica website when applying.

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