Job ID: 116374

Two-Year Postdoctoral Position: Microglia, astrocytes and neurons interactions

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 October 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 January 2024

Contract Length: two years

City: Verona

Country: Italy

Institution: University of Verona

Department: Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences

Description:

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available to identify novel mechanisms of cross-talk among microglia, astrocytes, and neurons in physiological and pathological conditions (Alzheimer’s disease, Stroke, Glioblastoma). Transgenic animals expressing fluorescent proteins in microglia, astrocytes and neurons will be imaged, in vivo and ex-vivo, by two-photon and confocal microscopy during the treatment with new specific drugs.

Requirements

A Ph.D. in a relevant field such as neuroscience, pharmacological sciences, molecular/cellular biology. From selected candidate is expected to apply imaging, immunohistochemical, and biochemical techniques on cellular and animal models of human neurodegenerative diseases. Candidates with experience in rodent models of neurological disorders and/or in live-cell imaging (confocal and/or two-photon imaging) and/or electrophysiology are encouraged to apply.

Contact

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to Prof. Mario Buffelli (mario.buffelli@univr.it), Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Section of Physiology and Psychology, University of Verona, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy.