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BioEngineering BioSystem Postdoc Position @ ETH Zurich Switzerland

BioEngineering BioSystem Postdoc Position @ ETH Zurich Switzerland

BioEngineering BioSystem Postdoc Position @ ETH Zurich Switzerland: ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) (German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Like its sister institution EPFL, it is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain) that is directly subordinate to Switzerland’s Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.

BioEngineering BioSystem Postdoc Position @ ETH Zurich Switzerland

The Bio Engineering Laboratory at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel, ETH Zurich, is recruiting a
Postdoc/Scientist with Neurobiology and Patch-clamp Background for Electrophysiology Combining Patch Clamp and Microelectrode Arrays (MEAs)

We are currently seeking a Postdoc/Scientist with patch-clamp and neurobiology background, who will conduct and guide electrophysiological experiments in vitro. The experiments are aimed at investigating neural networks in vitro across scales. Across scales pertains to the spatial domain – from details of subcellular components through single neurons to entire networks – and the temporal domain – from single action potentials to developmental processes. The experiments include the simultaneous use of patch clamp and high-density CMOS microelectrode arrays. The combined setup is fully functional, modifications may be necessary.

The principal scientific questions include signal processing characteristics and plasticity of neurons in networks including the investigation of axonal and axonal initial segment signaling characteristics, the mapping of the synaptic input to a specific neuron, or the monitoring of action potentials in a network over extended time. The unique high-density-electrode technology (more than 3000 electrodes per mm2) enables high-resolution access to neuronal structures and signals, while simultaneously conducted patch clamping will allow for detecting sub-threshold signals, for staining specific neurons, and for manipulating their membrane resting potential. See also: https://www.bsse.ethz.ch/bel/research/erc-advanced-grants.html.

A suitable candidate must be an expert in electrophysiology, have extensive hands-on experience with patch clamp and a background in neurobiology/neuroscience. Moreover, experience in cell preparations and staining techniques, as well as in techniques to assess cell status and viability are expected. The candidate should be interested in interdisciplinary work in the area of electronics/neurobiology/ data processing. Basic programming skills (Matlab) are required, and a background in mathematics, statistics, and data analysis will be helpful.
The candidate must be able to fluently communicate in English (oral and written) and be willing to work in a highly interactive international environment with students and PhD students. The activities will include also project management, as the candidate is expected to lead/participate in national and international projects. The Position is based in Basel. Appointment duration can vary from one to several years.
For specific information on this position please contact Dr. Manuel Schröter at manuel.schroeter@bsse.ethz.ch (no application documents).

More information on the group and research activities can be found at: www.bel.ethz.ch.

To Apply: 

We look forward to receiving your online application including a CV, a short motivation statement (half a page), transcripts of records, and 2 recommendation letters. Please address it to: ETH Zurich, Roland Munz, Human Resources, 8092 Zurich. Incomplete applications and applications via e-mail will not be considered. https://apply.refline.ch/845721/5126/index.html?cid=1&lang=en

BioEngineering BioSystem Postdoc Position @ ETH Zurich Switzerland

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