Job ID: 6508

Post-doctoral position in Braga/Portugal

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 May 2021

City: Braga

Country: Portugal

Institution: University of Minho



The Reward & Aversion Lab has several open positions supported by an ERC Consolidator Grant.
The position
Position ID – RewAve_3
We have an opening position for a post-doctoral fellow that will be working in a project which is focusing on the characterization of neuronal circuits underlying motivated behaviors. The researcher will measure neuronal activity and neurotransmitter release of diverse brain regions with genetically encoded sensors and live imaging (miniscopes and fiber photometry), and will manipulate neural activity (optogenetics and/or chemogenetics) while assessing animal behavior.

An initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal up to 4,5 years. The candidate will have the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment and with a strong network of outstanding collaborators.

Starting date is negotiable.

The Lab
In The Reward and Aversion Lab are interested in understanding how our brain encodes reward and aversion, and how this information is conveyed into motivated behaviors. We are focused in the nucleus accumbens circuitry, a key hub in rewarding/aversive learning and in motivation. We use a multidisciplinary approach including anatomical characterization, molecular profiling, behavioral evaluation, optogenetics, electrophysiology, pharmacology and live imaging with genetically-encoded sensors.

We have a collaborative and open lab environment, and diversity is welcome. Our lab is located in a dynamic and collaborative biomedical institute, at University of Minho, in Braga (north of Portugal), a vibrant region with excellent food, wine and friendly people.
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Candidate profile
We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to neuroscience, biology, psychology, biochemistry, engineering, physics and related areas. We are especially interested in applicants with experience in rodent behavioral evaluation and calcium/neurotransmitter sensor imaging

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