Job ID: 81546

2 postdoctoral research positions to study functional sensory circuits development at the Lopez-Bendito Laboratory

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 July 2022

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Alicante

Country: Spain

Institution: Institute of Neuroscience, Alicante, Spain

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Description:

We are seeking for highly motivated postdoctoral neuroscientists with a strong background in neuroscience to study the functional development of sensory circuits and spontaneous activity programs in mice using in vivo meso-scale and two-photon calcium imaging, and in vivo electrophysiology.

Our research topic is to understand the programs involved in the development, plasticity, and reprogramming of sensory circuits (http://lopezbenditolab.com). In particular, our aim is to uncover the principles underlying modality-specific sensory circuits formation, maintenance and plasticity following sensory deprivation, through an integrated and innovative experimental programme (see Neuron 2021; Science Adv 2021; Science 2019; Nat Comm 2017). These include in vivo meso-scale imaging in embryos, electrophysiology and manipulation of gene expression in vivo, cell and molecular biology and cell culture.

Candidates should have a PhD in fields related to our work and these qualifications: (1) background in developmental neuroscience and/or systems neuroscience, (2) a strong experience in calcium imaging and/or electrophysiology, and (3) proven track record and an independent working style.  

The laboratory will provide an excellent multidisciplinary working atmosphere at the Institute of Neuroscience in Alicante, located in the south-east of Spain at the University of Miguel Hernández-CSIC campus. The host institute is composed by several research groups exploring the development, structure and function of the nervous system in normal and pathological conditions (http://in.umh.es/).

Candidates should send: (1) CV and contact information of 3 references, and (2) cover letter specifying the research interests, to Guillermina López-Benditog.lbendito@umh.es. The positions fit under an ERC Advanced Grant