Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in Oslo/Norway

17 January 2018

Post-doctoral position in Oslo/Norway

Job ID
14906
Place
Oslo/Norway

Description

Postdoc positions in Neuroscience are available in the lab of Associate Professor Koen Vervaeke (http://www.vervaeke-lab.org). The positions are initially funded for a period of 2 years and can be extended. The starting date is flexible but preferably between May-September 2018.

We are searching for candidates that are interested in cortical circuits. There are two research programs in the lab; Memory and spatial representations in the retrosplenial cortex, and somatosensation in the barrel cortex. We study behaviour and neural activity in trained rodents using custom-build two-photon microscopes, optogenetics, and in-vivo patch clamp electrophysiology. There are three specific projects; 1) Two-photon Bessel beam Ca2+ imaging of spines and dendrites during behaviour, 2) In-vivo patch-clamp or extracellular recording during spatial navigation, and 3) Data analysis of behaviour and neural population activity.

During the fellowship, candidates with a strong track record will be prepared to apply for a Young Researcher Grant from the Norwegian Research Council, to start their own junior group once the fellowship is finished.

Qualifications:
We are an interdisciplinary lab looking for candidates from different backgrounds. Candidates must have a proven track record of publications in neuroscience, and should have experience with some of the following disciplines; Electrophysiology, microscopy, optogenetics, data analysis and machine learning, or computational neuroscience. The candidates should be handy, have good programming skills (eg. Matlab/LabVIEW), excel in logical and critical thinking, should be team players and contribute to a positive and optimistic lab atmosphere. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or be close to obtaining their degree.

To apply, please sent your motivation letter and CV to koenv@medisin.uio.no.

We offer:
• Salary level NOK 486.100 - 567.100 NOK (50.000-59.000 euros) per year.
• Attractive pension and welfare benefits

Job Information

Closing date:
2018-03-01
Employment start date:
2018-06-01
Contract length:
3 years
Institution:
University of Oslo
Department:
Physiology

Contact Information

Koen Vervaeke
Sognsvannveien 9, 0372 Oslo, Norway
Phone
004795184931
Email
koenv@medisin.uio.no
Website
http://www.vervaeke-lab.org

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