Job ID: 12552

Post-doctoral position in Glasgow/UK

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 13 June 2021

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Glasgow

Country: United Kingdom

Institution: University of Strathclyde

Department: SIPBS


A 3-year postdoctoral research associate position is available to work with Dr Shuzo Sakata at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. This position is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Our group has been investigating state-dependent and cell type-specific information processing in the brain by combining a range of techniques, including in vivo high-density electrophysiological recording, calcium imaging, optogenetics, behavioural analysis and computational approaches.

In this project, we will investigate how functional interactions between neurons and astrocytes regulate the architecture of the sleep-wake cycle in mice by utilising state-of-the-art molecular and neurophotonic technologies. This project will also work closely with the recently established international consortium, DEEPER, funded from the EU’s Horizon 2020 (

A successful candidate should have a PhD in Neuroscience or related fields. Experience with coding (Python or MATLAB) and in vivo experiments including optogenetics, chemogenetics and calcium imaging will be advantageous.

In the first instance, candidates may send their application to Dr Shuzo Sakata (, including a CV and a cover letter, detailing their motivation for this project and their career goal.

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