Postdoctoral position in the field of Neurophysiology - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 15/11/2017 - Expires on: 31/12/2017


We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in cellular neurophysiology, either ex-vivo or in-vivo. Previous experience in two-photon Ca2+ imaging will be a plus.

The successful candidate will be investigating mechanisms of synaptic neuromodulation at thalamo-striatal circuits, the functional interplay with glial circuit elements, and the relevance for reward-guided behaviors. To this purpose, she/he will apply neurophysiological and optogenetics techniques, combined with viral-based approaches to deconstruct and manipulate neuronal circuits. Willingness to learn and perform behavioural analysis is a relevant prerequisite.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Physiology, Neuroscience or Physics, or related disciplines, and have excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Applicants are expected to be highly qualified and independent

Applications, including detailed curriculum vitae and names of two referees should be submitted by December 31, 2017 in PDF format to, quoting “Postdoctoral position in the field of Cellular Neurophysiology CB 74451” in the subject line by December 31, 2017

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.

In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. 

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


Involved Research lines
Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits


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