Job ID: 98211

The Neural basis of territoriality

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 December 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 February 2023

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Haifa

Country: Israel

Institution: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Department: Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine


Our lab researches the brain’s code for space in the hippocampus. We have now won an ERC Synergy grant, and thus have funds for hiring excellent postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, for a project aimed at deciphering the brain’s code for territoriality. Our lab performs recordings of hundreds of nerve cells from awake behaving mice using calcium imaging and neuroprobes. We aim to record from the hippocampus and associated structures, in order to combine our understanding or the brain’s code for space with the brain’s social code, in combination with research of the neuromodulator oxytocin and its effect on this system. In order to achieve this, we will use cutting-edge analysis techniques for large scale neural data and complex behavior.

We are recruiting excellent postdocs and graduate students, with diverse backgrounds. The lab is interdisciplinary, and thus excellent students from Neuroscience, Physics, Engineering, Biology, Computer Science and Psychology are welcome to apply. Please send your CV, course transcripts, and thesis (if relevant).