Support scientist in the Friedrich Lab

The Friedrich group at FMI is seeking a scientist to support and advance non-standard experimental applications and data analysis procedures in neuroscience. We analyze neuronal computations underlying higher brain functions using zebrafish as a model system ( Most projects focus on information processing and memory formation in the olfactory bulb and cortex of adult or juvenile fish. Key methods established in the laboratory include multiphoton microscopy, optogenetics, electrophysiology, serial block face scanning electron microscopy, EM-based neuron reconstruction (connectomics), behavioral approaches including virtual realities, and others.

The successful candidate will interact well with members of our group and push the envelope of techniques to support different projects. A strong background is expected in at least one of the following areas:

  • Advanced analysis of neural data and programming

  • Optical engineering

  • Machine learning approaches and data processing for connectomics

  • Design and control of custom laboratory instruments

The candidate may hold an advanced degree in science (e.g., PhD) but this is not a strict requirement. The position is initially for a fixed term but may become permanent thereafter.

If you are interested please contact Rainer Friedrich ( The email should include a CV, a motivation letter, and contact details for at least two referees.

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