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Fellow in Circuit and Behavioral Neuroscience. in Genoa/Italy

09 February 2020

Fellow in Circuit and Behavioral Neuroscience. in Genoa/Italy

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We are seeking a highly motivated fellow to join the “Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits” Research Line at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa, Italy. The interest to apply for a following PhD position will be positively evaluated.

Expertise in experimental paradigms for assessing motor and affective functions in murine models as well as proficiency in in-vivo stereotaxic techniques are important prerequisites. Previous experience in electrophysiology, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy will be highly valued.

Our lab focuses on the behaviorally-relevant synaptic and circuit adaptations at cortical and subcortical circuits in response to incentive stimuli and environmental stressors. This is instrumental to dissect the neurocircuitry of the pathophysiology of co-morbidities in psychomotor and affective disorders.

The successful candidate will apply a variety of experimental approaches that encompasses neurophysiological techniques (electrophysiology and imaging), viral-based approaches to deconstruct and manipulate neural circuits combined with optogenetic/chemogenetic approaches in-vivo pharmacology and behavioral analysis.

Applicants are expected to possess excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Students from all disciplines of life science, physics, medicine, pharmacy are welcome to apply. Italian applicants must hold (or being in the process of obtaining by October 31, 2020) a MSc degree.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of at least two referees and sent to

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits

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Raffaella Tonini
via Morego 30
16163, Genoa

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