Medical neuroscience / Rosenblum / Univ. Postdam
Ph.D. position in physics at the University of Potsdam, Germany, to be filled as soon as possible.
The successful candidate shall possess a master degree in physics with specialization in complex systems/nonlinear dynamics and be interested in interdisciplinary research.
The project implies cooperation between the Institute of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Potsdam (where the student will be enrolled) and neuroscientists and clinical researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The project aims to develop advanced techniques for neurostimulation used to treat Parkinson’s disease. From the physics viewpoint, the research implies theoretical analysis and modeling of the dynamics of large neuronal populations under external stimulation. Exploiting the hypothesis that the pathological brain rhythms emerge due to excessive synchrony within a neuronal ensemble, we will develop feedback-based techniques to control these rhythms. In cooperation with experimentalists from Charité, we will try to translate these techniques into clinical practice.
The project is a part of a large cooperative study funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The position is for four years; the salary is 65% of the full researcher position (about 43K Brutto, standard conditions for a Ph.D. position in Germany).
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