Job ID: 84828
Postdoc Position in Neuroscience of Regeneration at Karolinska Institute
Position: Post-doctoral Position
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Contract Length: 2+2 years
Institution: Karolinska Institutet
We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in neuroplasticity and regeneration. The offered position is part of ongoing projects regarding the plasticity of neuronal network organization under physiological (exercise/training) and pathophysiological conditions (injury). To address this issue, we take advantage of the experimental amenability of the genetically powerful model system of the zebrafish – whose circuitry is relatively simple, better understood, and produces a measurable and robust behavioral output.
We offer an attractive workplace with a young and highly motivated team and an internationally highly relevant scientific topic related to dynamics in neuronal network function.
- Ph.D. degree in neuroscience or related discipline (within the past two years),
- Documented ability to perform whole-cell patch-clamp recordings (with at least one publication) and/or documented experience in neuroanatomy (immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization).
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Experience with fish as a model system
The position is available as soon as possible.
Applications should include a detailed CV with a publication list and a brief statement of research experience and interests (~0.5-page).
- Chang, W., Pedroni, A., Bertuzzi, M., Kizil, C., Simon, A., and Ampatzis, K. (2021). Locomotion dependent neuron-glia interactions control neurogenesis and regeneration in the adult zebrafish spinal cord. Nature Communications 12, 4857.
- Chang, W., Pedroni, A., Hohendorf, V., Giacomello, S., Hibi, M., Köster, R.W., and Ampatzis, K. (2020). Functionally distinct Purkinje cell types show temporal precision in encoding locomotion. PNAS 117, 17330–17337.
- Pedroni, A., and Ampatzis, K. (2019). Large-Scale Analysis of the Diversity and Complexity of the Adult Spinal Cord Neurotransmitter Typology. iScience 19, 1189–1201.
- Bertuzzi, M., Chang, W., and Ampatzis, K. (2018). Adult spinal motoneurons change their neurotransmitter phenotype to control locomotion. PNAS 115, E9926–E9933.