Postdoctoral position in Molecular and Behavioral neuroscience - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 05/02/2020 - Expires on: 29/02/2020

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position within the “Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits” Research Line to study how synaptic neuromodulators are linked to epi(genomic) mechanisms relevant for the transition from goal-directed to habitual behavior, and the persistence of habit/repetitive behaviors in disease conditions (i.e. OCD, autism-spectrum disorders).

Applicants are expected to have proven experience in molecular biology and epigenetic investigation as well as proficiency in in-vivo pharmacology and brain stereotaxic surgeries.

Expertise in experimental paradigms to investigate cognitive functions in murine models (instrumental learning and decision making) will be a plus.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related disciplines, and good track-record of publications in international scientific journals, together with strong written and verbal English communication skills.

Foreigner applicants or Italian scientist working abroad are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of at least two referees and sent to quoting “Postdoctoral position in in Molecular and Behavioral neuroscience CB40054039” in the subject line.

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT was founded with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense, IIT is committed to achieving its scientific program, which sees a major inspirational principle in the integration between basic scientific research and the development of technical applications. Research activities at IIT cover areas of high innovative content, representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology with wide application possibilities in various fields from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

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

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Involved Research lines
Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits


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