The laboratory of Andreas Keller at the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology (IOB) in Basel, Switzerland, is looking for a PhD candidate.
The project The focus of our research is to understand mechanisms that gate plasticity to reshape cortical circuits through experience and learning, while maintaining normal brain function. To investigate plasticity in cortical circuits, we use methods including two-photon imaging, widefield imaging, electrophysiology, optogenetics in targeted cortical neurons and pathways, and behavioral training of mice. Based on these experiments, we aim to develop strategies for targeted interventions that enhance plasticity.
Candidates holding a master’s degree in neuroscience, life sciences, medicine, physics, computer science, engineering, ideally with strong technical and programing skills, are encouraged to apply.
We offer you
The successful candidate will receive a fully funded PhD candidate position (full-time 4 years), be part of the IOB PhD program (receiving training in basic neuroscience methods), have access to international summer schools, and be integrated in the circuit neuroscience community in Basel.
Applying will remain possible until the position is filled. The application dossier must include a letter of motivation, CV, name of at least two references, copies of university degrees (including grades), written master thesis (for completed theses) or summary (if not yet completed). Please send the dossier as a single PDF to Andreas Keller. Email address and further information can be found here: iob.ch/people/andreas-keller-1