We are seeking highly motivated and energetic doctoral and postdoctoral
fellows to join the research groups of Martin Gopfert (Department of
Cellular Neurobiology) and Andre Fiala (Department of Molecular
Neurobiology of Behaviour) at the University of Gottingen, Germany.
The project aims to dissect the integration of mechanosensory and
olfactory information at the neuronal level and the level of behavior in
/Drosophila/. Neuronal information processing will be analyzed using
behavioral assays (olfactory associative learning, operant learning) and
calcium imaging of neuronal activities in the brain (2-Photon
microscopy). The project will be tightly embedded in into running
research activities of the Göpfert and Fiala labs and in the newly
established Collaborative Research Center "Cellular Mechanisms of
. A master, Diploma, or Ph.D. in the biological life sciences.
. Experience/expertise in /Drosophila/ genetics and live imaging.
. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, display
excellent interpersonal communication skills, and a desire to work in a
team on large projects.
. Kamikouchi et al., Nature 458, 165-171 (2009).
. Fiala, Curr Opin Neurobiol 17:720-726 (2007).
. Kamikouchi et al., Nature Protoc 5, 1229 - 1235 (2010).
Please send your application including a letter describing your goals
and why this position appeals to you, a CV and two letters of
recommendation to Prof. Dr. Martin Gopfert (E-mail: mgoepfe from gwdg.de
<mailto:mgoepfe from gwdg.de>) or Prof. Dr. Andre Fiala (afiala from gwdg.de
<mailto:afiala from gwdg.de>). Please indicate "dros-ad" in the subject line
of the e-mail. Closing date is February 20th, 2011.
Prof. Dr. Martin Göpfert
Georg-August-University of Goettingen
Department of Cellular Neurobiology
c/ MPI EM
D-37075 Goettingen, Germany
mgoepfe from gwdg.de
Office : +49 551 3899 440
FAX : +49 551 3899 439