Job ID: 98336

Postdoctoral Position in Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 15 January 2023

Contract Length: 1 Year Renewable

City: Fribourg

Country: Switzerland

Institution: University of Fribourg Department of Medicine and Physiology



We have a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Gregor Rainer at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. There are two main research questions being addressed in the lab: First, we are  examining how basal forebrain modulates the circuit mechanisms underpinning sensory processing, and sensory guided decision making. We use multiple approaches to address these questions including optogenetics, neurophysiology  and behavior. The second focus is establishing  methodologies toward the restoration of visual function using the tree shrew (T. belangeri) as a model organism.  This work involves targeted viral injections, optogenetics, neurophysiology as well as behavior.

Candidates must be highly motivated, have a strong background neuroscience, the ability to work with Matlab, Python, or R, and at least one first author peer reviewed publication.

The laboratory is well equipped providing ample opportunities to perform state of the art experiments in a collegial atmosphere. The initial appointment will be for one year, and can be extended depending on performance.

In order to apply please send a cover letter and CV to:

Michael Harvey