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Post-doctoral position in Genoa/Italy

15 February 2019

Post-doctoral position in Genoa/Italy

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We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in cellular neurophysiology for a postdoctoral position within the “Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits” Research Line.

Expertise in neurophysiological and optogenetics ex-vivo, combined with viral-based approaches to deconstruct and manipulate neuronal circuits, together with confocal microscopy, is a mandatory prerequisite. Previous experience with two photon imaging will be highly valued.

The successful candidate will be working on collaborative and multidisciplinary research projects to investigate the functional interplay between dopaminergic and serotonergic neuronal activity within midbrain nuclei, and the circuit and behavioral impact of this interplay on target brain regions. To this purpose, she/he will apply neurophysiological, optogenetic and chemogenetic approaches, together with state-of-the art imaging techniques to monitor neuromodulatory signals at cellular and subcellular resolution.

For references see Trusel et al., Cell Reports, 2015; Cavaccini et al., Neuron, 2018; Albeiro et al., Nature Methods, 2018.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Physiology, Neuroscience or Physics and have excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Applicants are expected to have a strong research track record and to be highly independent.

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

Applications, including detailed curriculum vitae and name and contacts of 2 refeeres, be submitted in PDF format to quoting “Postdoctoral position in the field of Circuit Neurophysiology CB 74875” in the subject line.

Please note that the data that you provide will be used exclusively for the purpose of professional profiles’ evaluation and selection, and in order to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

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Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits

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Raffaella Tonini
via Morego 30
16163 Genoa, Italy

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