Postdoctoral position in synaptic and circuit plasticity.
The Nabavi lab at the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience – DANDRITE is seeking highly motivated and ambitious postdoc candidate for a 3 year position. The position is available with a start date January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The project investigates the cellular mechanisms of memory consolidation, including the role of neuromodulators, in rodents (WT and transgenics). This follows our recent work where we established the causative role of Long Term Potentiation and Long Term Depression in memory formation (Nabavi et al., 2014, Nature). We use a range of techniques from in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology and imaging to molecular biology, optogenetics and behavioral analysis. Further description of the project and techniques: http://dandrite.au.dk/currently/news/nyhed/artikel/erc-starting-grant-for-research-in-memory-formation-and-consolidation/
The position is fully funded by the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant), which gives the project long term security and excellent prospect for development. There is funding for 3 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc.
Candidates will have a PhD with relevant research experience in neuroscience and at least one first author primary research article in a major peer-reviewed journal. Strong background in brain slice electrophysiology or optrode/in vivo recording is essential. The successful candidates are expected to have strong skills in English.
Applicants are referred to the full text advert, where applications must also be admitted, via the University webpage (see link to website).
Sadegh NabaviDanish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE), Nordic-EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University