Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Genova/Italy

13 March 2019

Ph.D. Student in Genova/Italy

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A PhD position is available at the Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technology (NBT) of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, in Genoa, Italy. The researcher will join Dr. Laura Cancedda’s laboratory of ‘Local Micro-environment and Brain Development.

Our goal is to understand the molecular determinants of neuronal circuit development in health and disease with a combination of in vivo and in vitro approaches (Naskar et al., Nature Communications, 2019; Szczurkowska et al., Brain 2018; Szczurkowska et al., Nature Protocol., 2016; Deidda et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2015; Deidda et al., Nature Medicine, 2015).

The ideal applicant has strong experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and behavioral tests. Previous experience with bioinformatics would be appreciated, but it is not required. Moreover, he/she is willing to learn new experimental biology techniques (in utero electroporation, sonoporation, confocal microscopy). Candidates from life/natural sciences, medicine, pharmacy, bioengineering with experience in neurobiology are encouraged to apply. At IIT, the NBT department hosts interactive groups in neurophysiology, cellular/molecular neurobiology, neurotechnologies and behavioral neuroscience, and it provides state-of-the-art facilities in microscopy, electronics, molecular/cell biology and mouse genetics.

To apply, provide a cover letter, a CV, and the names of three referees to

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Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Neuroscience and Brain Technologies- Research Line "Local Micro-environment and Brain Development"

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Laura Cancedda
Via Morego 30

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