Multiple Postdoctoral fellows “Motor Control and Biomechanics of Sound Production in Songbirds and Rodents” in the Vocal Neuromechanics Lab at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU, Odense, Denmark)
Deadline to Apply
July 01, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Bio-imaging|
|Salary||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||Vocal Neuromechanics Lab|
Department of Biology
University of Southern Denmark
|Contract Period||3 Years|
|Starting date||Sep 2021|
- a PhD in bio-imaging, biomechanics, engineering, neuroscience, or a related field
- excellent written and oral English language communication skills
Other experiences, such as signal analysis, and/or programming (C++, Matlab, or equivalent) present a distinct advantage.
We seek scholars with one of the following distinct profiles, but possibly also other types or researchers:
- Experience in biomechanics. We will use combined in vitro and ex vivo approaches studying effects of muscle recruitment on sound production. Experimental techniques: high-speed imaging, 3D motion capture, muscle mechanics, kinematic analysis, mechanical tissue properties and microscopy.
- Experience in micro-surgical experimental procedures. Experience with EMG implantation or other muscle (or nerve) surgery is ideal, but any kind of micro-surgical experience is a strong asset.
Responsibilities/ Job Description
We seek multiple postdoctoral fellows to study motor control and the biomechanics of sound production in songbirds and rodents. The positions will be part of an interdisciplinary, international consortium consisting of three nodes: the Vocal Neuromechanics Lab at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU, Odense, Denmark), the Sober Lab at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) and the Complex Flow Modeling and Simulation Lab at the University of Maine (Orono, USA).
How to Apply?
- Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”.
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- A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
- A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
About the Department
The Vocal Neuromechanics Lab uses a combination of experimental and computational approaches to study motor control and physical mechanisms of sound production in the vocal vertebrates. We use and develop methods from biomechanics, electrophysiology, acoustics, and behaviour at different levels of organization (cellular, whole organ, in vivo).
The Sober Lab investigates how the brain controls complex behaviours and improves motor output through practice. We use songbird and rodent species to investigate how networks of neurons and muscle fibers control vocal and forelimb behaviour, respectively. To do so, we combine behavioural manipulations, neurophysiological and muscle (EMG) recordings, and computational approaches.
The Complex Flow Modeling and Simulation Lab focuses on modelling complex flow phenomena using high-fidelity immersed boundary based computational method incorporating with massive parallel computing. Current research interests include complex biomedical, physiological and biological flows with complex, moving boundaries and flow structure interaction as well as renewable energy applications.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
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Dr Coen Elemans
Post expires at 8:59am on Friday July 2nd, 2021 (GMT+9)