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Post-doctoral position in Cagliari/Italy

30 June 2020

Post-doctoral position in Cagliari/Italy

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A postdoctoral position is open at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cagliari University (Sardinia, Italy), in Prof. Manolo Carta’s group. The position is for 12 months, with possible renewal for an additional year. The will project focus on the study of neurosteroids in the context of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease and it involves a collaboration with the Universities of Utah, Laval, Milan and Siena. For a better idea on the type of work, please, see Frau et al., Experimental Neurology, 2017, and Fanni et al, Neurobiology of Disease, 2019.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Neuroscience or related disciplines. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated and with a good background on rodent models of Parkinson’s disease. In particular, previous experience with stereotaxic surgery, pharmacological treatments, behavioural tests (particularly motor tests) and immunohistochemistry will be an advantage. The ability for team working is mandatory.

Candidates must send a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact info of two persons that can provide reference letters in a single pdf file by email to Prof. Carta ( and Dott. Roberto Frau (, Co-PI in this project.

Preselected candidates will be interviewed in August.

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12 months, with possible renewal
Università di Cagliari

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Manolo Carta
Professor Manolo Carta,
University Campus,
09042 Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
0039 0706756697

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