PhD Position in Network Dynamics and Information Processing in Health and Disease, Germany

Publish Date: Aug 09, 2016

Deadline: Aug 23, 2016

The project

The project addresses the physiological underpinning of neural network dysfunction in terms of dynamics and information processing in early onset neurological diseases. The successful candidate will combine theoretical approaches with experimental in vivo recordings and with in vitro preparations derived from monogenetic neurological disorders. The study will be backed up by manipulation of classical in vitro networks. Our aim is to gain a mechanistic understanding of disease induced network dysfunction, which allows to understand disease pathophysiology and to develop treatment approaches.

Job Offer from August 02, 2016

The position

The position is part of an interdisciplinary project between the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the Bernstein Center and the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. It is embedded in the Göttingen Campus Physics-to-Medicine initiative, which brings together about 30 research groups in the field of physics, theoretical neurosciences, neurology and cardiology with the explicit objective of promoting quantitative biomedicine with a translational perspective.

The position is initially limited to three years, but can be extended. The starting time of the position is flexible, but should start as soon as possible. Salary and working hours are in accordance with the funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society for junior scientists. Working hours are fulltime; salary is 65 % of E13 TVöD-Bund.

The candidate should have

  • a Master in theoretical or experimental neuroscience, or related disciplines (e. g. physics, biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, medicine),
  • a strong interest to cross disciplinary boundaries in order to gain a quantitative understanding of neurons and networks in health and disease,
  • English speaking and writing skills. German speaking skills are not required.
  • Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Andreas Neef (, Dr. Viola Priesemann ( or Dr. Hendrik Rosewich (

Your application

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. 

If you are interested in joining our group, please send your CV, transcript of records, contacts of two referees, and a brief statement of interest, quoting reference no. 08-2016, by email in one pdf file to Applications received before August, 23rd, 2016 will be given full consideration.

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