The Laboratory of Enhanced Regenerative Medicine invites applications for 1 post-doc position to conduct brain slice and brain organoid electrophysiology experiments within the context of an exciting visionary cross-disciplinary European project aimed at repairing the epileptic brain by means of functional intelligent biohybrids. This is a high-risk/high-gain visionary project, recently selected for funding within the EU funding scheme FET Proactive (Grant Agreement n°824164 - Acronym: HERMES). The research consortium gathers together experts in tissue/organoid bioengineering, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, neuromorphic engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence. If selected, you will work in a highly stimulating environment promoting close collaboration and cross-fertilization with all these experts.
You must have a degree in Medicine or Biology and a PhD in Neuroscience, Biophysics, Physiology or related disciplines, and a strong track record of hands-on experience with rodent brain slice electrophysiology and in vitro models of epilepsy.
Within the team, you will be responsible for:
Fundamental experimental skills:
Fundamental personal skills:
The application package should include:
The letter of motivation should not be a summary of the CV, but it should describe your long-term research vision, the reason for applying to be part of our team and why you think you are the right candidate to fill this position.
The position will be available upon funding release from the European Commission, with tentative start date on February 1st 2019.
The salary will be commensurate to your experience and qualification and in line with international standards.
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