Postdoctoral position in Circuit Neurophysiology (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – Genova)

Profile : Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Physiology, Neuroscience or Physics and have excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Applicants are expected to have a strong research track record and to be highly independent. Expertise in neurophysiological and optogenetics ex-vivo, combined with viral-based approaches to deconstruct and manipulate neuronal circuits, together with confocal microscopy, is a mandatory prerequisite. Previous experience with two photon imaging will be
highly valued.

The project : collaborative and multidisciplinary research projects to investigate the functional interplay between dopaminergic and serotonergic neuronal activity within midbrain nuclei, and the circuit and behavioral impact of this interplay on target
brain regions. To this purpose, she/he will apply neurophysiological, optogenetic and chemogenetic approaches, together with state-of-the art imaging techniques to monitor neuromodulatory signals at cellular and subcellular resolution.
For references see Trusel et al., Cell Reports, 2015; Cavaccini et al., Neuron, 2018; Albeiro et
al., Nature Methods, 2018.

Application : detailed curriculum vitae and name and contacts of 2 refeeres, be submitted in PDF format to quoting “Postdoctoral position in the field of Circuit Neurophysiology CB 74875” in the subject line.