Job announcement
Humboldt-University Berlin, Institute of Biology, Behavioural Physiology

Postdoc - Neuroethology (Weakly Electric Fish)

Application deadline: 12.04.2017

Postdoctoral Position in Neuroethology of Weakly Electric Fish at Humboldt-University in Berlin (maximum 6 years)

A postdoctoral position is available in the newly established Behavioural Physiology Lab at the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence and the Institute of Biology of the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany. The focus of the research group is on understanding neural mechanisms of sensory information processing and their evolution, using the electrosensory system of weakly electric fish. Topics of particular interest are function and evolution of topographic sensory maps and neuromodulation of early sensory processing. The successful applicant should have experience in intra- and extracellular electrophysiology. Additional expertise in immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, and/or computational neuroscience as well as proficiency in Matlab programming would be considered an asset. A serious commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level is expected, as teaching is an integral part of the position.

The appointment is for a maximum of 6 years. The salary corresponds to E 13 TV-L. The Behavioural Physiology Lab is well equipped and offers access to a large number of state-of-the-art resources through the Institute of Biology ( and the Cluster of Excellence Neuro Cure ( Berlin offers a vast and vibrant research landscape with outstanding opportunities to develop collaborations within (e.g., Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience: and outside of the Humboldt-University.

The deadline for applications is 12 April, 2017. To apply, please send a single pdf file including (1) a cover letter, (2) your CV, (3) a statement of research interests, and (4) contact information for 3 academic referees to Rüdiger Krahe at Please mention the job identification number AN/041/17. Informal inquiries to the same email address are welcome.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Krahe, Institute of Biology, Humboldt-University Berlin, Philippstr. 13, Haus 18, 10115 Berlin

Mailing address: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany.

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