Job ID: 102563

Postdoctoral position in “systems neuroscience” toward genetic MRI

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 March 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 March 2023

Contract Length: 24 months

City: Bilbao

Country: Spain

Institution: Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

Department: Laboratory of Brain Circuits Therapeutics


The position is designed to deploy genetically-encoded magnetic indicators for complete brain-scale activity mapping by magnetic resonance imaging.  The postdoctoral fellow  should be skilled in (1) animal experimentation and data analysis routines, (2)  working with  recombinant adeno-associated viruses and transgenic mice, (3) expression analysis of genetically-encoded magnetic indicators in cultured hippocampal organotypic slices and stereotactic virus injection in the mouse brain, (4) brain slicing, immunohistochemistry of fixed brain slices and biochemical analysis, (5) Iron content determination in brain slices, and (5) MRI data acquisition and analysis.

The postdoc is expected to work closely with other lab members sharing lab responsibilities and work with collaborative partners on the  genetic MRI project, such as colleagues in synthetic biology, system neuroscience, magnetic resonance imaging in CIC biomaGUNE for data acquisition and analysis (this requires periodically commuting from the headquarters of ACHUCARRO in Leioa, to CIC biomaGUNE (Donostia – San Sebastian) and data analysis.