A PhD position is available from now on. This Early Stage Research Training position is funded by the European Union as part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network in “Cerebellar-Cortical Control: Cells, Circuits, Computation and Clinic”.
The aim of the Training Network is to provide multi-disciplinary research training in systems and cellular neuroscience of the cerebellum. The network involves researchers from across Europe working in motor behaviour, sensorimotor systems, electrophysiology, biophysical and computational modelling and clinical research.
The trainee will undertake a research project that focuses on the cerebellar basis of motor learning. A background in electrophysiology, anatomy or theoretical neurobiology and programming experience (e.g. MatLab, C) are desirable but not indispensable. The successful applicant is expected to enrol in the PhD program of the Graduate Training Centre for Neuroscience at the University of Tuebingen.
We offer a contract as ‘EU Research Assistant in Training’ with a fixed annual salary plus an annual mobility allowance (both will be subject to deduction of employer’s social security contributions). Other benefits such as one career exploratory allowance within three years and annual travel allowances will be available.
To qualify as an Early Stage Researcher, applicants must be in their first 4 years since gaining a University degree (MA, MSc, Diploma or equivalent) that would entitle them to embark on doctoral studies in the country the degree was received. Candidates cannot already possess a PhD qualification. To obtain further details of the specific selection criteria of eligibility for this post you are advised to visit the website http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/understanding/fp7inbrief/home_en.html.
Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV and a letter of motivation, together with the names of three scientific referees. Applications need to be submitted by e-mail to thier(at)uni-tuebingen.de
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Peter Thier
A PhD position is available for a highly motivated student interested in studies of the brain circuits underlying eye movements and shifts of attention and their optimization by learning. The PhD student will have to master behavioural as well as invasive electrophysiological and anatomical techniques and learn to handle complex computer hardware for the control of experiments. Moreover, she/he should be able to write MatLab programmes for data analysis. Previous experience in these fields as well as a thorough training in systems neuroscience would be advantageous although not indispensable if the history of the applicant promises that she/he will be able to quickly get a grip on the methodological requirements. The PhD student is expected to enrol in the PhD programme of the Graduate Training Centre at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience.
Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV and a letter of motivation, together with the names of three referees by e-mail to thier(at)uni-tuebingen.de. Please note that bulk applications lacking an obvious relationship to the research interests of the department (see Cognitive Neurologyhttp://www.hih-tuebingen.de/kn/abteilungsportraet/) will be rejected without further notification.