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Fellowship Position in Genova/Italy

08 January 2019

Fellowship Position in Genova/Italy

Job ID
21170
Place
Genova/Italy

Description

Applications are invited for a fellowship position in the Synaptic Plasticity of Inhibitory Networks Research Line to study the mechanisms of GABAergic synaptic plasticity at the single molecule level.

Our aims are to understand the mechanisms of inhibitory GABAergic short and long-term plasticity with particular interest on the role of lateral receptor lateral diffusion and the nanoscale organization of synaptic receptors and synaptic scaffolding proteins (Petrini et al., Nature Comm., 2014; Pennacchietti et al., J. Neurosci, 2017; de Luca et al., Neuron, 2017).

To this end, the successful candidate will combine electrophysiology with cutting edge techniques including, quantum dots-based single particle tracking, photolysis of “caged” neurotransmitter, epifluorescence and confocal quantitative imaging, super-resolution microscopy and optogenetics.

Candidates should hold a master degree in biology, physics or engineering, and must have documented previous experience in synaptic neurophysiology or related disciplines. Good written and verbal English communication skills are also required.

Applications, including detailed curriculum vitae and name and contacts of two referees, should be submitted by January 27th 2019 in PDF format to andrea.barberis@iit.it, quoting “Fellowship position in the field of synaptic neuroscience CB #BDIITLF39” in the subject line.

For more information and to apply, please click here:
https://www.iit.it/careers/openings/opening/899-fellows

Job Information

Closing date:
2019-02-28
Employment start date:
2019-03-01
Institution:
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Department:
Neuroscience and Brain Technologies - Synaptic Plasticity of Inhibitory Networks

Contact Information

Andrea Barberis
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova - Italy

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