Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in Alicante/Spain

12 February 2018

Post-doctoral position in Alicante/Spain

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We are searching for highly motivated postdoctoral scientists. Our group runs several related projects to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the wiring and remodelling of neural circuits and their impact on cognition, social and emotional behaviour. We have a strong interest on tackling how dysfunction of these processes drives the emergence of brain disease.
The specific project will use mouse genetics and viral manipulations to unravel how juvenile glutamate-type NMDA receptors in specific neuronal and non-neuronal populations shape the development of long-range and local neural circuits and their rewiring by sensory experience (see Nature Rev Neuroscience, 17 (2016), Journal of Neuroscience, 34 (2014), Nature Medicine, 19 (2013), PNAS, 110 (2013)].
Our laboratory provides an alive and bilingual scientific environment at the Instituto de Neurociencias (IN) de Alicante, located in the south-east of Spain by the Mediterranean Sea. The Host Institute is composed by several research groups exploring the development, structure and function of the nervous system using a variety of state-of the-art approaches. In addition, our team has established a number of national and international collaborations with leading groups in the field to expand knowledge and resources.
Qualifications required: Applicants should have a PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline, a background in cell biology and biochemistry, modern morphological or fluorescent imaging methods, or mouse genetics. Experience in the tracing of synaptic circuits, axonal remodelling, myelination, or quantitative imaging approaches will be valued. The position is funded for an initial period of 2 years by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. Interested candidates Interested candidates should submit CV and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Isabel Pérez-Otaño.

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2 years
Institute of Neuroscience
Cellular and Systems Biology

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Isabel Pérez -Otaño
Avda Ramón y Cajal s/n
03550 San Juan de Alicante (Spain)

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