Jobs at the ESI

For PhD candidates

At the ESI, we aim at recruiting PhD students primarily through the International Max Planck Research School for Neural Circuits. Applications outside this program are also welcome at any time and should be sent directly to the head of the lab in which the PhD candidate wishes to work (see Research Overview)

For Postdoc candidates

Applications for postdoc positions are welcome at any time and should be sent directly to the head of the lab in which the postdoc candidate wishes to work (see Research Overview).

Current vacancies

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/w/d)

Sep 2020


The Job

The Fries Lab at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) in Frankfurt is looking for an enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow, who is interested in developing the application of functional Ultrasound Imaging (fUSI) to the marmoset brain. This can lead to the combination of fUSI with electrophysiological recordings and/or optogenetic stimulation. Combined recordings and stimulations in multiple areas are ultimately aimed at understanding bottom-up and top-down influences, a central topic of the lab (Bastos et al., Neuron, 2015; Michalareas et al., Neuron, 2016).

The Lab

The postdoc will join an existing international team with expertise in non-human primate research including laminar electrophysiology and optogenetics, and will be able to use an outstanding infrastructure. For details on the lab, see here

You

Candidates should have or expect a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a neuroscience-related discipline. Experience with in-vivo electrophysiology or imaging is a plus, and the candidate should have an interest in developing and/or applying new technology for neuroscience. Yet, the main criteria are a strong academic track record and a dedication to perform excellent brain research.

How to apply

The position is for three years initially, with the possibility of extension, and can start at any time in 2020 or 2021. This call will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of university degrees, lists of university courses with obtained grades, and the names and e-mail addresses of two scientists, who can provide references (do not include reference letters). Please send your application materials in electronic format (ideally in one PDF file) to: hr-esi@esi-frankfurt.de

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/w/d)

Sep 2020


The Job

The Fries Lab at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) in Frankfurt is looking for an enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow, who is interested in layer-specific electrophysiological recordings in visual cortex of behaving macaques. This can lead to the combination of those recordings with optogenetic stimulation. The experiments are ultimately aimed at understanding the functional role of rhythmic synchronization in different frequency bands for neuronal communication and behavior (see e.g. Fries, Neuron, 2015).

The Lab

The postdoc will join an existing international team with expertise in non-human primate research including laminar electrophysiology and optogenetics, and will be able to use an outstanding infrastructure. For details on the lab, see here

You

Candidates should have or expect a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a neuroscience-related discipline. Experience with in-vivo electrophysiology or optogenetics is a plus. Yet, the main criteria are a strong academic track record and a dedication to perform excellent brain research.

How to apply

The position is for three years initially, with the possibility of extension, and can start at any time in 2020 or 2021. This call will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of university degrees, lists of university courses with obtained grades, and the names and e-mail addresses of two scientists, who can provide references (do not include reference letters). Please send your application materials in electronic format (ideally in one PDF file) to: hr-esi@esi-frankfurt.de