Postdoc position

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen

NeurosciencesCognitive Research

Type of Job


Postdoctoral Position

Job Offer from May 17, 2017

The Department of High-field Magnetic Resonance at the Max Plank Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen offers a full-time postdoctoral fellow position. This position will be open in July 2017 until filled. 

Your profile

The fellow should have knowledge and experience in brain functional imaging, e.g. task-based BOLD fMRI, and hold a PhD in a functional imaging-related field. Experience with viral transfection, or in vivo. / in vitro. electrophysiology in animal models is highly desirable. Familiarity with fMRI analysis software packages (e.g., AFNI), and Linux OS, strong computer programming skills (e.g., in C/C++ & especially MATLAB) and prior fMRI & image processing experience are required.

Your tasks

The primary responsibility of the fellow will be participation in multiple parallel ongoing research projects related to animal brain MR imaging (including projects related to plasticity, neurovascular uncoupling and ultra-high field imaging), with optional additional exposure to calcium (or neuronal signal) imaging, in vivo electrophysiology, and translational technical transfer from rodent to human brain.

The Max Plank Institute for Biological Cybernetics located in Tübingen, Germany. The High-field Magnetic Resonance Department is equipped with the 3T, 9.4T human MR scanner and 14.1T animal Bruker MR scanner. 

Your application

The Max Planck Society is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Please send your applicatio via e-mail to or via post to

Dr. Xin Yu
Research Group Leader MRC Department
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Spemannstr. 41
72076 Tübingen

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