A Lab Technologist (laborant) position is available from the 1st of March or as soon as possible thereafter in the incoming laboratory of Group Leader Thomas Dong Won Kim at DANDRITE and the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University. The position is full-time, event-restricted contract, initially for 5 years with the possibility of extension.
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The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK are seeking a candidate with a background in neuroscience, engineering, biophysics or biology to work in the group of Dr. Marco Tripodi. The candidate should have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have experience in either imaging, electrophysiology or behavioural studies in animal models and a strong interest in applying these methods to investigate the relation between motor and cognitive control in rodents.
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The lab of Katja Reinhard, PhD, in the department of Neuroscience at SISSA (Trieste, Italy) offers two postdoc positions (up to 4 years) to study how brain circuits enable behavioural flexibility.
How to apply:
Send your CV, contact information of 2-3 references, and a motivation letter including research and career goals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project & main techniques:
Animals react to threat or stimuli of interest with innate behaviours including escape, freezing and approach. Our goal is to investigate how rodents adjust these innate reactions to different ecologically relevant contexts, in particular ambient light and circadian rhythm. In addition, we aim to understand how behavioural flexibility evolved in related species from different niches. (1) Candidates for experimental positions will use visual stimuli in combination with in-vivo electrophysiology (Neuropixels), imaging techniques (MiniScopes) and behaviour tracking in rodents as well as viral tracing and neuromodulatory techniques to reveal how stimulus and behaviour encoding changes with context, and to understand where and how context information is integrated with visual threat. (2) Computational scientists will analyse high-throughput electrophysiological, calcium imaging and behavioural data to discover neural correlates of stimuli, behaviour and context; and to create models of behavioural flexibility. The researcher will closely collaborate with experimental colleagues and can be involved in experiments if desired.
Scientist with an (expected) PhD degree in Neuroscience, Computational Sciences or a relevant field, the ability to plan and coordinate their work independently and strong data analysis skills are encouraged to apply. (1) For experimental candidates, expertise in one of the following techniques is preferred: (in-vivo) electrophysiology, calcium imaging, behaviour tracking, viral tracing and surgeries, rodent experimentation. Some knowledge in sensory-motor processing or circadian rhythm is a plus. (2) Computational candidates need strong programming skills, and experience with neuronal or behavioural data is preferred but not required. Background in neuroscience or a strong motivation to acquire the relevant knowledge is necessary. We are looking for collaborative, creative and driven scientists who will enrich the lab with their ideas, contributions and technical abilities.
What we offer:
A strong expertise in visuo-motor processing and hands-on training in cutting-edge techniques (see e.g. Tikidji-Hamburyan et al. 2015; Reinhard et al. 2019; Sans-Dublanc et al. 2021). SISSA provides a collaborative environment with cellular and cognitive neuroscientists, and genomics and data science experts (https://www.sissa.it/neuroscience; https://datascience.sissa.it/). The PI strongly encourages attendance of conferences and summer schools, and provides support with career development. Candidates will profit from frequent exchange of ideas and brainstorming in a friendly and motivating lab environment as well as a competitive salary and services such as on-site childcare.
For more information visit: www.reinhardlab.org
Applications are invited for a combined full-time position as Staff Scientist (AC-TAP) (80% time) and Assistant Professor (20% time) in the laboratory of DNRF Chair and Novo Nordisk Faculty Professor Vijay Tiwari at the Department of Molecular Medicine (IMM), University of Southern Denmark (SDU).
The position is available from January 15, 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter) – January 14, 2025 with a possibility for prolongation.
About the position
The staff scientist/assistant professor will lead research on gene regulatory mechanisms underlying brain development and its disruption in various neurological disorders and support Professor Tiwari in the smooth running of the laboratory at various levels.