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 E-mail: [email protected]