Job ID: 65932

Post=doctoral position: social withdrawal in schizophrenia

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 21 February 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 March 2022

Contract Length: 2 years

City: Klecany

Country: Czech Republic

Institution: National Institute of Mental Health

Department: Experimental Neurobiology

Description:

Post-doctoral position in Klecany/Czech Republic

 

The laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience at the Czech National Institute of Mental Health (www.nudz.cz), a modern multidisciplinary research center recently built next to the city of Prague, is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated postdoctoral fellow.

The successful candidate will benefit from working with a very dynamic team on a translational project that aims at gaining insight into the role of the orbitofrontal cortex, and its modulation by endocannabinoids, in social withdrawal in schizophrenia. This collaborative project combines in vivo electrophysiology and behavioral pharmacology (including local micro-infusion), together with ex-vivo neurochemical and molecular analyses, in a model for schizophrenia.

The ideal candidate:

  • should have methodological expertise in protein biochemistry with extensive hands-on experience in western blotting, in particular
  • experience with stereotaxic surgery and intracerebral micro-infusion in rodents is a plus
  • should also be interested to learn new techniques and skills and embrace the challenging opportunity to work in a recently established lab.
  • should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field and have excellent organizational and communication skills.

The postdoctoral position, available immediately, is supported by a Czech Science Association grant for 2 years. The day-to-day language is English.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a one-page personal statement, and contact information for at least two referees in a single pdf file.

Informal inquiries may be addressed directly to Dr. Alexandre Seillier (alexandre.seillier@nudz.cz).