Postdoctoral position in Circuit Neurophysiology - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 15/02/2019 - Expires on: 30/09/2019

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a background in cellular neurophysiology for a postdoctoral position within the “Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits” Research Line.

Expertise in ex-vivo neurophysiological techniques is a mandatory prerequisite. Previous experience with viral-based approaches to deconstruct and manipulate neuronal circuits, optogenetics and/or two photon imaging or in-vivo recordings will be highly valued.

The successful candidate will be working on collaborative and multidisciplinary research projects to investigate the functional interplay between dopaminergic and serotonergic neuronal activity, both in health and in Parkinson’s disease.  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 alongside with behavioral analysis.

For references see Trusel et al., Cell Reports, 2015; Cavaccini et al., Neuron, 2018; Albeiro et al., Nature Methods, 2018.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Physiology, Neuroscience or Physics and have excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

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

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova along with a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide. The institute has been recruiting an international staff of about 1200 people from more than 50 countries. Its research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

Raffaella Tonini
Involved Research lines
Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits


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