We are hiring a postdoc as part of a close collaboration between the labs of Matthew Larkum and Benjamin Judkewitz. The postdoc will have access to resources and supervision from both labs and will benefit from on our joint expertise in deep imaging and studying neocortical circuits in behaving animals. Our labs are located on the Charité Medical School and Humboldt University campus in the center of Berlin. We are part of an active neuroscience and imaging community at the Einstein Center for Neurosciences, the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience and Humboldt University.

Main activities

  • Apply state-of-the art in vivo imaging techniques (three photon microscopy and adaptive optics) to image cellular activity in deep cortical layers.
  • Combine imaging with optogenetic and electrophysiological methods
  • Collaborate with engineers physicists to further improve imaging techniques

Your profile:

  • Strong academic background in rodent electrophysiology and/or cellular imaging
  • Advanced analysis and programming skills
  • Experience or interest in optical technique development

Consider applying if you...

  • …would like to work in a diverse team of scientists with different academic backgrounds
  • …have an interest in basic science questions as well as in technology
  • …would like to develop and pursue your own ideas in a supportive team


  • Live in an international and vibrant city
  • High purchasing power and low rents
  • Competitive academic salaries (public salary level E13: typical range 56 k€/a - 70 k€/a, depending on level of experience)
  • Family friendly city: free daycare, kindergarten and school

Please use this link to apply or inquire. Early applications encouraged.