The newly established laboratory of Dr. Simon Jacob at the Institute of Neuroscience, Technische Universität München (Germany; previously Charité Berlin), is looking for a highly motivated PhD student with technical skills and an interest in exciting, translational projects.
We are assembling a young and ambitious research team to study how single neurons and networks of neurons give rise to how we consciously experience our sensory environment. A major focus is the regulation of cognition by neuromodulators such as dopamine. Our work has fundamental implications for the understanding of mental diseases. We employ a combination of cutting-edge methods including large-scale extracellular recordings, optogenetics, pharmacological tools and 2-photon-imaging in behaviourally trained animals. In a unique translational approach, we are recording both from rodents and - intraoperatively - from humans.
Previous experience with electrophysiological methods and animal training is desirable, but not essential. Programming skills (MATLAB) are a big plus.
Munich offers a world-class international neuroscience environment, interdisciplinary high-level training for students of different backgrounds and superb quality of life.
Please contact Dr. Simon Jacob for more information or directly email your application containing a CV, a letter of motivation and the names of two referees ([email protected]).
Jacob SN et al., Neuron (2014)
Ott T, Jacob SN et al., Neuron (2014)
Jacob SN et al., J Neurosci (2013)
Institution: Technische Universität Munich/Germany
Department: Institute of Neuroscience
Dr. Simon Jacob
Laboratory of Cognitive Neurobiology
at the Institute of Neuroscience
Biedersteiner Str. 29
Phone +49 (0)89 41403351
Email [email protected]