Postdoctoral Fellow (m/w/d) – Fries Lab, Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience, Germany

The Fries Lab at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) in Frankfurt is looking for an enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow, who is interested in studying the functional roles of brain rhythms and their synchronization in awake behaving marmosets.

Your tasks:
Behavior and the underlying cognitive functions rely on the dynamic communication between brain areas, a central topic of the lab (e.g. Bastos et al., Neuron, 2015; Rohenkohl et al., Neuron, 2018; Vezoli et al., Neuron, 2021). The postdoc will study this using electrophysiological recordings, potentially combined with functional Ultrasound (fUSI) and/or optogenetic stimulation. The postdoc will be able to use an outstanding infrastructure and will join an existing international team with expertise in non-human primate research, including marmosets (Jendritza et al., eNeuro, 2021; Jendritza et al., bioRxiv, 2021). For details on the institute and the lab, see:

What you have to offer:
Candidates should have or expect a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a neuroscience-related discipline. Experience with in-vivo electrophysiology is a plus, and the candidate should be interested in developing and/or applying new technology for neuroscience. Yet, the main criteria are a strong academic track record and a dedication to performing excellent brain research. Applications should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of university degrees, lists of university courses with obtained grades, and the names and e-mail addresses of two scientists who can provide references (do not include reference letters). Please send your application materials, with the reference “Marmoset”, in electronic format (ideally in one PDF file) to office.fries(at)

What we offer:
The position is for three years initially, with the possibility of extension, and can start at any time in 2022 or 2023. This call will remain open until 15 September 2022. The salary will be as for a classical postdoctoral position. Equal opportunities and diversity are essential to us. All candidates are equally welcome and encouraged to apply. The ESI offers a family-friendly work environment with affordable child-care in the immediate vicinity, free parking on the premises, and is easily accessible by public transport. Please consider our data protection regulations.

Original job posting here.