SFB889 Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing


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The Institute for Auditory Neuroscience (IAN) of the University Medical Center Göttingen (Germany) invites applications for a

Staff Scientist/Group Leader position viral vector lab (f/m/d)

The work focusses on the design, generation and application of viral vectors for gene therapy and optogenetics in the auditory system and beyond. The successful candidate will work on the improvement of existing viral vectors and generate new ones for cell-type-specific and efficient expression of genes of interest in the inner ear. Next to addressing fundamental research questions, IAN strives to develop cochlear optogenetics for future optical cochlear implants and gene therapy approaches for treatment of genetic deafness.

We are looking for excellent and highly motivated applicants with a strong background in molecular biology. Experience in the generation of adeno-associated virus and in neuroscience research is required. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary (gene therapy, physiology and behavior, imaging, engineering, and theoretical approaches) and international team of researchers with a strong spirit of collaboration between different institutions is required. The position is available for 24 months initially, with the possibility of extension into tenure as staff scientist/group leader.

The Göttingen Campus is a leading Neuroscience Center hosting numerous prestigious and internationally renowned research institutions. This includes the University and its Medical Center, three life science Max Planck Institutes, the European Neuroscience Institute, and the German Primate Center. The Institute for Auditory Neuroscience & InnerEarLab is tightly integrated in the Campus with research groups hosted also at non-university institutions and runs numerous stimulating collaborations on Campus such as within the collaborative sensory research center 889 (www.sfb889.uni-goettingen.de/) and the Multiscale Bioimaging Cluster of Excellence (www.mbexc.de/en/).

Please submit your application preferably in one single PDF-document, including cover letter, CV, list of publications, names of possible referees, and relevant certificates to: ianoff@gwdg.de by September 25th, 2020.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser
Institute for Auditory Neuroscience
University Medical Center Göttingen
Robert-Koch-Str. 40
D-37075 Goettingen, Germany

The Collaborative Research Center 889 “Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing” invites applications for a

Research Rotation for Clinicians (f/m/d)

position available for 1 year, full-time

We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated clinician with an interest in sensory neuroscience research to join one of the interdisciplinary research projects of our Collaborative Research Center 889 "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing" (CRC 889) as part of a research rotation. For your application, please feel free to approach the principal investigator of the project you would be most interested in order to discuss the scope of a potential rotation.

About us

The CRC 889 is a research center of the University of Göttingen and the University Medical Center Göttingen and pursues a multidisciplinary and integrative approach to elucidate cellular mechanisms of processing sensory information, studying sensory transduction, synaptic transmission, neuronal plasticity, and the function of neuronal networks from the level of protein complexes to behavior. Working on flies, rodents, and primates and comparing audition, vision, olfaction, and somatosensation, CRC 889 explores common principles and deciphers specialized mechanisms of sensory processing.

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,900 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research, and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, is located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

If you are a clinician who is interested in performing research on sensory systems, please send a short description of your project along with your CV as a single pdf file to jneef@gwdg.de by August 14th, 2020.

Dr. Jakob Neef
Scientific Coordinator CRC 889
Auditory Neuroscience Group
Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine
Hermann Rein Str. 3
37075 Göttingen, Germany
Tel.: +49 551/39-61949
E-Mail: jneef@gwdg.de

  • Im Institut für Auditorische Neurowissenschaften ist zum nächstmöglichen Termin im Verwaltungsdienst des Sonderforschungsbereichs (SFB) 889 "Zelluläre Mechanismen sensorischer Verarbeitung" folgende Stelle zu besetzen:

    Administrativer Koordinator (w/m)

    - Entgelt nach TV-L (befristet bis zum 31.12.2022 gemäß der Förderperiode des SFB 889, Vollzeit, 38,5 Std./Wo.) -

    zur Unterstützung des SFB 889 bei Mittelverwaltung, Beschaffungen, Personalmaßnahmen sowie Vortrags- und Kursveranstaltungen, Gastwissenschaftler-Aufenthalten, Erstellung von Berichten und Anträgen sowie Pflege des Webauftritts.

    Die Universitätsmedizin Göttingen (UMG) umfasst die Medizinische Fakultät und das Universitätsklinikum. Mit über 7.700 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern ist die UMG der größte Arbeitgeber in der Region. Mehr als 65 Kliniken, Institute und Abteilungen stehen für eine qualitativ hochwertige Patientenversorgung, exzellente Forschung und moderne Lehre. Göttingen als Stadt der Wissenschaft liegt im Zentrum Deutschlands und die Universitätsmedizin ist vor Ort eingebunden in ein attraktives Netzwerk universitärer und außeruniversitärer Wissenschaftseinrichtungen.

    Zu den Aufgaben gehören die Unterstützung bei der administrativen Koordination des SFB 889 „Zelluläre Mechanismen sensorischer Verarbeitung“ inklusive Mittelverwaltung, Beschaffungen, Vorbereitung von Personalmaßnahmen sowie von Vortrags- und Kursveranstaltungen, Unterstützung von Gastwissenschaftler-Aufenthalten, Unterstützung bei der Erstellung von Berichten und Anträgen sowie der Pflege des Webauftritts des SFB889. Weitere Tätigkeiten sind die Mitorganisation der Aktivitäten des sensorischen Schwerpunkts der Universität Göttingen und die Mitbetreuung des „Sensory and Motor Neuroscience“ Promotionsprogramms der Graduiertenschule GGNB.

    Gute englische Sprachkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift sind für die Arbeit erforderlich. SAP-Grundkenntnisse und Kenntnisse in der Drittmittelverwaltung wären wünschenswert.

    Die Universitätsmedizin Göttingen strebt in den Bereichen, in denen Männer unterrepräsentiert sind, eine Erhöhung des Männeranteils an und fordert daher qualifizierte Männer ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen/Bewerber werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

    Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte bis zum 05.01.2019 an:

    Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
    Institut für Auditorische Neurowissenschaften
    Herrn Prof. Tobias Moser
    Institutsleiter, Sprecher des SFB 889
    37099 Göttingen
    Tel.: 0551/39-63071
    Fax: 0551/39-22299
    E-Mail: ianoff@gwdg.de

    Ihre Ansprechpartner
    Dr. Jakob Neef, Tel.: 0551/39-61949, jneef@gwdg.de
    Susann Müller, Tel.: 0551/39-61942, sfb889@med.uni-goettingen.de

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  • PhD student position in Biochemistry, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology or a related life science subject

    The Group for Molecular Biology of Cochlear Neurotransmission within the Department for Otorhinolaryngology is offering a position for a PhD student in the field of

    Biochemistry, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology or a related life science subject.

    The position with 65% of the regular working time will start as soon as possible and initially lasts for three years. The salary is according to TV-L (65%).

    Your Profile:
    Applicants are expected to have completed university studies in a life science discipline and should have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, neurosciences, molecular medicine and/or biophysics. Practical experience in molecular biology such as cloning, in protein biochemistry, in cell culture work, in immunohistochemistry and in electrophysiology would be beneficial. Very good English skills for oral and written presentations are expected.
    The InnerEarLab is an internationally highly recognized lab for studying the signal transduction from sensory hair cells of the inner ear to subsequent neurons. We use molecular manipulation and electrophysiology to elucidate the function of inner hair cells, the hair cell synapses and the sound encoding in the auditory nerve in wild type and mutant mice. These techniques include single cell quantitative PCR, protein biochemistry, recordings of the postsynaptic boutons as well as single unit recordings of the auditory nerve.
    The position will be part of the Molecular Biology of Cochlear Neurotransmission Research Group of Dr. Ellen Reisinger and is financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the collaborative research consortium (SFB) 889, project A4. The group is interested in the molecular mechanism of hair cell exocytosis with a focus on the function and regulation of otoferlin, which is defective in a form of human deafness (e.g. Pangrsic et al., Nat Neurosci 2010; Helfmann et al., J. Mol Biol 2011; Reisinger et al. J. Neuroscience 2011). In the current project, we aim to study protein interactions and posttranslational modifications of otoferlin using molecular biology, cell culture, biochemical, immunohistochemical and electrophysiological methods.
    Women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.
    We look forward to receiving your application by June 15th 2015.
    Please send your applications as a single pdf file to

    Dr. Ellen Reisinger

    DFG - Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen