Job ID: 12536

Post-doctoral position in Warsaw/Poland

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Contract Length: 5 years

City: Warsaw

Country: Poland

Institution: The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS

Department: Laboratory of Molecular Basis of Behavioral Neuroscience

Description:

av. positions: 2 (Neuroscientist and Bioinformatician)
Type of recruitment: NCN Maestro
Requirements:
•Education: PhD in Neuroscience or Bioinformatics obtained not earlier than 7 years before the year of employment in the project (not incl. maternity leaves).
•Professional experience: behavioral and/or molecular neuroscience; or bioinformatics.
•Skills: brain surgery and behavioral tests on rodents or advanced image and data analysis.
•Strong interest in the brain research, especially in understanding the brain-mind connection.
•Proficiency in English. Exceptional motivation for the scientific research (demonstrated via publications, references of the candidate’s thesis tutor).
Scope of tasks:
Neuronal basis of spatial choice.
Hippocampus is a part of our brain system for spatial navigation and memory, as well as one of the most investigated regions of the brain. However, recent experiments showed that our understanding of its function is incomplete and can be challenged. In particular, our experiments show that inactivation of hippocampus impairs spatial choice in close-to-ecologic conditions, but it has no impact on memory. Moreover, we observed that cellular and behavioural mechanisms that support spatial choice in old mice differ from those observed in young animals. Motivated by these observations we will investigate neuronal networks that support spatial choice, and, in particular, the role of the hippocampus in these networks. To this end we plan to accomplish three tasks: identify brain networks activated during spatial choice training; analyze activity of hippocampal neurons during spatial choice and analyze brain networks during spatial choice in the aged brain.

more info:
https://www.nencki.edu.pl/job/the-nencki-institute-of-experimental-biology-pas-is-seeking-a-candidate-for-the-position-of-postdoc-3/

Contact information:
prof. Kasia Radwanska, k.radwanska@nencki.edu.pl

Applications should be sent to postdoc@nencki.edu.pl with a note: postdoc KR

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