Fellowship position in Synaptic Neuroscience - [ Fellow ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 17/12/2018 - Expires on: 09/02/2019

Applications are invited for a fellowship position in the Synaptic Plasticity of Inhibitory Networks Research Line to study the mechanisms of GABAergic synaptic plasticity at the single molecule level.

Our aim is the understanding of  the mechanisms of inhibitory GABAergic short and long-term plasticity with particular interest on the role of lateral receptor lateral diffusion and the nanoscale organization of synaptic receptors and synaptic scaffolding proteins (Petrini et al., Nature Comm., 2014; Pennacchietti et al., J. Neurosci, 2017; de Luca et al., Neuron, 2017).

The successful candidate will combine electrophysiology with cutting edge techniques, including quantum dots-based single particle tracking, photolysis of “caged” neurotransmitter, epifluorescence and confocal quantitative imaging, super-resolution microscopy and optogenetics.

Eligible candidates should hold a master degree in biology, physics or engineering, and must have documented previous experience in synaptic neurophysiology or related disciplines. Good written and verbal English communication skills are also required.

Applications, including detailed curriculum vitae and name and contacts of two referees, should be submitted by February 9th 2019 in PDF format to andrea.barberis@iit.it, quoting “Fellowship position in the field of synaptic neuroscience CB #BDIITLF39” in the subject line.

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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Involved Research lines
Synaptic Plasticity of Inhibitory Networks


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