Research Scientist, Center for Lifespan Psychology (Director: Ulman Lindenberger), Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB), Berlin, Germany

ADDED 6/12/2022

As the Principal Investigator of the Research Project, “Sequential Progression and Mechanisms of Plasticity, ” the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to lead a group with a dedicated annual budget that covers personnel needs and running costs. Candidates are expected to have conducted high-quality, cutting-edge research, and to possess a strong background in cognitive-neuroscience methods and theory.

Candidates should take a strong interest in (i) relating research on human brain plasticity to animal models; (ii) using computational models to better understand the mechanisms and dynamics of plastic change; (iii) delineating similarities and differences of plastic change within and beyond critical periods. Experience in longitudinal research designs and multivariate methodology as well as a track record in research on auditory or visual perception are desirable.

Applicants are required to hold a doctoral degree in cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, psychology, biology, computer science, physics, or related disciplines.

The successful candidate will be part of a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and international Center, embedded in a research environment with outstanding facilities and research infrastructure that currently includes a S-Tesla MR, EEG, VR, eye-tracking and psychophysics labs as well as access to a high-performance computing cluster. In the coming years, the newly established Max Planck Dahlem Campus of Cognition will provide additional access to a new S-Tesla MR scanner, a U-Tesla scanner, and a VR lab featuring a wave field synthesis audio system.

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The position is available from March 1 2023, the starting date is flexible.

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Bolding Lab, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Pennsylvania, USA

UPDATED 14/11/2022

The Bolding Lab at the Monell Chemical Senses Center is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow to carry out large-scale electrophysiological and optogenetic studies aimed at determining how odor recognition memories are embedded in cortical networks. We will apply quantitative statistical approaches to relate behavioral signatures of odor recognition to activity and plasticity in olfactory circuits. We will use in vivo electrophysiology and calcium imaging to capture the activity of large neural populations during olfactory experience, and we will apply cell-type specific perturbations of activity and plasticity to distinguish how specific circuit connections contribute.

The Bolding Lab is currently recruiting personnel, including technicians and postdocs.