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PhD student position in Auditory Neuroscience

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Department of Neuroscience. Application deadline: 20.06.2018

12.06.2018

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany
Department of Neuroscience, is offering a

PhD student position in Auditory Neuroscience

Salary will be according to TV level E 13 (65%).
We expect the position to be available from September 2018 for a duration of 3 years.

Our environment
We are part of a vibrant community of auditory and sensory neuroscience groups in Oldenburg, joined in the Cluster of Excellence “Hearing4All” (
http://hearing4all.eu/EN/) and theResearch Centre Neurosensory Science.The PhD candidate will participate in the structured graduate programs ofthe associated Graduate SchoolOLTECH (www.oltech.org) in a joint Oldenburg/Groningen PhD program.

The project
We are looking for a PhD candidate that will study the anatomical change in the inner ear associated with noise-induced and age-related hearing loss. A special focus is on the synaptopathy associated with “hidden hearing loss”. The work will be carried out in a collaboration betweenthe labs of Georg Klump (
www.uol.de/en/animalphysiology/) and Christine Köppl (www.uol.de/en/cochlea/) at Oldenburg University, and Sonja Pyott at the University Medical Center Groningen (thepyottlab.com).

Your profile
Applicants must hold an academic university degree (M.Sc.) or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g., Biology, Neuroscience, Veterinary Science). You should be en­thusiastic about doing a PhD.Basic knowledge and practical experience with histo­logical techniques is a distinct advantage.