PhD Mouse Behaviour Analysis (Germany) ~ Bioblogia.net

19 de noviembre de 2012

PhD Mouse Behaviour Analysis (Germany)

Berlin Mouse Clinic for Neurology and Psychiatry
NeuroCure Center of Excellence
Humboldt Universität / Charité, Berlin, Germany

We are seeking doctoral candidates for research on the behavioural
 analysis of neurological and psychiatric dysfunction in mice. This
 will take place at the newly established Berlin Mouse Clinic for
 Neurology and Psychiatry (BMC) at the NeuroCure Center of Excellence
 at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin and Humboldt University, Berlin,
 Germany. The BMC (www.berlinmouseclinic.org) provides behaviour
 analysis expertise and service for the basic research and
 translational medicine projects conducted by the NeuroCure PI
 research groups (www.neurocure.de). The doctoral research project
 will be on one of the following topics:
automated measurement of executive control in rodent models of
 schizophrenia (
see http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2012.04.006),
development of neuropsychiatric dysfunction of socially living mice
 using automated video-analysis, behavioural assessment of
 mild-cognitive impairment in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease
 through automated operant conditioning, behavioural assessment of
 treatment outcome in mouse models of stroke. Successful candidates
 should have a background in the study of animal behaviour. As an
 additional qualification a background in statistics or computer
 programming will be helpful. Positions can start from February 2013
 or later. To apply, send a single PDF file including (1) a brief
 cover letter explaining your qualifications and your general
 motivation, (2) your CV, (3) a letter of motivation stating your
 research interests, (4) official transcripts and certificates
 (including “Abitur”) and (5) contact information for 3 academic
 referees to york.winter@charite.de. Informal inquiries to the same
 mail address are welcome.
Contact: Prof. Dr. York Winter, Cognitive Neurobiology, Humboldt
 University, and NeuroCure Center of Excellence at the Charité –
 Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Dorotheenstrasse 96, 10117 Berlin,
 Germany, Tel.  +49-(0)30-450539738 Email york.winter@charite.de.

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