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 PhD position (3 years, E13 65%) to be filled as soon as possible 

"Analysis of Calcium Imaging Data from Hippocampal CA1 Place Cells of Freely Behaving Mice under Optogenetic Manipulation of CA3 Inputs”

The new lab of Professor Leibold at the Bernstein Center Freiburg is seeking for applicants for a DFG funded PhD position. The project will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Attardo (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg).

A project description can be found under

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Physics, Mathematics or a related field, and ideally a Master degree in a neurobiological discipline.

We expect strong enthusiasm to scientifically and methodologically interact with our collaborating lab and to apply state-of-the art statistical analysis techniques to simultaneous chronic recordings of 100+ neurons. Programming expertise in Python and/or Matlab is mandatory. A solid background in probability theory is a plus.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send the usual documents (CV, transcripts, reference letters) to  

(Posted October 21, 2021)


3-year PostDoc-Position for an NIH-funded research project
on the neural basis of human memory

The Epilepsy Center at the University Hospital Freiburg seeks an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to elucidate the neural basis of human memory using electrophysiology and brain stimulation. The position is fully funded for three years and the researcher will join an outstanding international research team with neuroscientists from top universities in the US.

The researcher will join an NIH-funded international team carrying out fundamental experiments to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying human memory using single-neuron recordings, intracranial EEG, and direct brain stimulation. The researcher (TV-L E13) will collect and analyze electrophysiological data from patient volunteers as they perform verbal and spatial memory tasks. To test the causal role of neural biomarkers in supporting verbal and spatial memory function, the researcher will employ direct brain stimulation to disrupt or upregulate neural activity, and measure ensuing changes in behavioral performance.

The Epilepsy Center at Freiburg, Germany, is one of the leading epilepsy centers in Europe with a long track record of fundamental electrophysiological studies in both cognition and disease. The postdoctoral fellow recruited to this position will collaborate closely with the team of the Epilepsy Center (Lukas Kunz and Andreas Schulze-Bonhage) and a team of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania (Michael Kahana), Columbia University in the City of New York (Joshua Jacobs), and four other major international academic medical centers.

We expect a background in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience with strong experience in electrophysiology and/or functional imaging of the brain. We are happy to provide any project-related information.

Please send your CV to:
Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Schulze-Bonhage
Epilepsy Center, University Medical Center Freiburg
Breisacher Str. 64
79106 Freiburg
Phone +4976127053660

(Posted November 9, 2021)


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 Postdoc Positions at the University of Freiburg

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