The Computational Neuroscience group at University of Oldenburg, Germany, is seeking for a motivated PhD candidate to study mouse retinal coding.
The project will be focused on the question how visual information is encoded in the spike activity of retinal ganglion cell ensembles, comparing wild type and knockout mice. The candidate will perform behavioral experiments to measure visual thresholds and multi-electrode recordings of retinal ganglion cell activity in the isolated retina. Moreover, the project will include data analysis and visual stimulus design.
Experience in electrophysiology, behavioral experiments and / or computer programming would be beneficial.
The candidate will become a member of the DFG research unit "Dynamics and stability in retinal processing" and can additionally benefit from the PhD program "Neurosensory Science and Systemsâ€.
The position is offered for a period of three years, starting October 2011 at the earliest time. Reviewing of applications will start on August 15th 2011 until the position is filled.
Please send your applications (including letter of motivation, CV, relevant certificates, contact information of two referees and if applicable publication list) to
Research Center Neurosensory Science
Carl von Ossietzky University
(Or by email to jutta.kretzberg[at]uni-oldenburg.de )
The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of female employees in the field of science and encourages applications from female candidates.
Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.