Job ID: 58863
Postdoc in neurotransmitter release /synaptic transmission in Copenhagen
Position: Post-doctoral Position
Deadline: 16 September 2021
Employment Start Date: 1 December 2021
Contract Length: 2 years
Institution: University of Copenhagen
Department: Department of Neuroscience
We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for studies of neurotransmitter release in chemical synapses for a 2-year Postdoc position to start at December 1st 2021, or after agreement.
The project focuses on the molecular basis for synaptic vesicle priming, which is a preparatory step before vesicle fusion and neurotransmitter release. This will be done using a combination of genetic tools (mouse knockouts, viral expression vectors), advanced microscopy, electrophysiology and electrochemistry in central neurons and adrenal chromaffin cells. We have recently described a functional interaction between synaptotagmin-7 and Munc13-proteins in vesicle priming (Tawfik et al., 2021, Elife 10:e64527)
The Sørensen research group is international and collaborative. Our work is focused on understanding the molecular mechanism of neurotransmitter release and synaptic transmission in health and disease using a range of methods. Information on the Sørensen group is found on https://in.ku.dk/research/jakob-balslev-soerensen/. The department harbours two other groups interested in synapses (Cordelia Imig and Alexander Walter), which whom we collaborate closely.
Together with other group member, your tasks will be to design experiments, generate expression constructs (if needed), perform electrophysiological recordings and microscopy, analyze results, and write up papers.
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