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NAPSlab, a member of the Institute of Neurogenomics (ING), is investigating the neuronal and astrocytic basis of mammalian sleep using state-of-the-art neurotechnology. Together with ING, we form an international team across multiple disciplines, to understand the genetics of complex and rare disorders.

Postdoctoral scientist (f/m/d) in neurophysiology - in vivo 100372

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Your responsibilities

  • NAPSlab utilises cutting-edge technologies to investigate the role of neurons and astrocytes in sleep.In this position, you would characterize sleep in mice while monitoring and perturbing the activity of neurons and astrocytes (calcium imaging, optogenetics, chemogenetics).
  • Planning, and performing in vivo experiments (optogenetics, chemogenetics, calcium imaging, and or behaviour)
  • Animal husbandry
  • Analysis of in vivo imaging and behavioural datasets
        • Transcriptomic profiling of cellular populations
        • Histological analyses of tissues ex vivo
      • Ordering laboratory supplies
      • Maintaining SOPs and laboratory notebooks
      • Training team members

    Your qualifications

    • PhD degree in Life Sciences
    • Animal handling skills (FELASA B training or equivalent)
      • Excellent skills in scientific writing and communication (English)
    • Excellent teamwork; responsible and reliable team member


    • Desired qualifications
    • Experience with in vivo optogenetics, chemogenetics, or calcium imaging
    • Knowledge of EEG recordings and analysis
    • German Language B1
    • Strong computer programming and data analysis skills


    What we offer you

    continuous education & training
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    work life balance
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    flexible working hours & time off in lieu
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    30 days annual leave
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    onsite health management service
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    Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

    Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to 12 months, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

    To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

    Interested?
    If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Rhîannan H Williams 089 31871563, who will be happy to be of assistance.
    Helmholtz Zentrum München
    Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
    Institute of Neurogenomics
    Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

    85764 Neuherberg

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