Job advertisement from January 11th, 2018   vacancy from: May 1st, 2018
Institute of Neuroanatomy

The Institute of Neuroanatomy is looking for a

Student Assistance (f/m)
for the Immune Electron Microscopy
for 6 - 9 months, 83 h/month | Salary according to the regulations for student and academic assistants.

Project: Subcellular innervation pattern of somatostatin positive (SST+) axonal boutons in the mouse barrel cortex

A study on the connectivity of SST+ interneurons with other types of neurons in the mouse barrel cortex. Neocortical SST+ interneurons are diverse and locate in layers 2 to 6. Distinctive subtypes of SST+ neurons have complementary axonal distributions and different microcircuits, with regard to layers (Oliva et al. 2000; Ma et al. 2006; Xu et al. 2013; Muñoz et al. 2017). It is important to quantitatively know their axonal innervation patterns, in order to understand their structure-function relationships in sensory information processing.

Due to the superiority in resolution, electron microscope (EM) is a great tool to visualize the ultrastructure of a synapse. Utilizing electron dense immunostaining, it is possible to study the synaptic connectivity of neurons at the subcellular level. The main work is to do postembedding anti-GABA immunogold labeling on serial ultrathin sections (60 nm thick) and quantitatively analyze the postsynaptic targets of SST+ axonal boutons under the EM. For more methodological details, you may refer to Zhou et al. (2017 Cerebral Cortex).

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by March 31st, 2018

University Medical Center Göttingen
Institute of Neuroanatomy
Herrn Prof. Dr. Jochen Staiger
Institute Director
Kreuzbergring 36
37075 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551/39-7051
Fax: 0551/39-14016

Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.

Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.