The Ito Group from the Institute of Zoology at the Faculty of Mathematics and
Natural Sciences at the University of Cologne
invites applications for the following
Postdoctoral Position (m/f)
Architecture and function of the fly Drosophila brain
Starting time will be Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 (exact date can be negotiated) with a weekly
working time of 39,83 hours (100 % position). The initial contract is limited for 3 years. In
case of success it can be extended for a few more years. The salary is based on the German
E13 TV-L scale if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law fulfilled.
The successful candidate is expected to perform original research for understanding the
architecture and function of the brain using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model.
The research includes systematic visualization and identification of novel neuronal circuits,
imaging-based functional analyses, behavioural analyses with selective manipulation of
specific neurons (functional blocking, activating or altering), etc. Particular emphasis will
be placed on identifying and analysing neurons in the brain regions that have escaped from
detailed investigation in the past.
- Ph.D. in biology and related field and a strong interest in neuroscience.
- Knowledge and experiences in the neuroscientific research using Drosophila or other insects.
- Knowledge and experiences in bioimage analysis, database, or programming will be
- Candidates should be creative and capable of developing a competitive research project
while working in autonomy under the supervision of a team leader.
The University of Cologne is an equal opportunities employer. Applications of women are
especially encouraged. Handicapped candidates will be given priority in case of equal
Please send your CV with publication list, a statement of research interests and explanation
of your expertise, and names and contact addresses of two possible references electronically
as one PDF-file to Prof. Dr. Kei Ito: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is 30 April 2017
but might be extended until a suitable candidate will
be found. Please address enquiries to the same email address as above.
For further information, see the laboratory website: http://www.neuro.uni-koeln.de/ito.html