A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Prof. Ilan Lampl at The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. The goals of the research is to study the mechanisms of state-dependent changes in cortical synaptic dynamics using the state of the art in-vivo intracellular recording, optogenetic and 2-photon microscopy methods in the rodent's sensory systems.

Candidates with expertise in 2-photon microscopy and in-vivo patch clamp electrophysiology are preferred. Please email a cover letter, CV, and contact details for two references to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call t0 +972-8-9343179

Post-doctoral position: Pre-clinical studies of axonal regeneration and a pathogenic neurotropic virus using human neurons derived from embryonic stem cells:

Position funded for up to three years by the ISF. Project involves growing and genetic engineering of human embryonic stem cell lines, differentiating stem cells to neurons, lentiviral generation and infection and computerized morphometry.

Requirements: extensive experience in cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques. Background in neurobiology and/or FACS sorting a plus. Salary and hours negotiable.

Please send CV and name and email of thesis advisor(s) to:

Prof. Ron Goldstein (Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University)

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למעבדה מובילה בחקר מיקרורנ"א במכון ויצמן  דרושים חוקרים מצטיינים ובעלי מוטיבציה למסלול דוקטורט או פוסט   ALS דוקטורט. למועמדים מתאימים תינתן הזדמנות לחקור את מעורבתם של מיקרורנ"א במחלות מח ניווניות ובפרט 

We are seeking outstanding candidates for PhD or postdoctoral training routes. Successful applicants would benefit from training opportunities related to our microRNA projects in neurodegeneration (ALS).

 

דר' ערן הורנשטיין

מחלקה לגנטיקה מולקולרית

מכון ויצמן למדע

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The Department of Life Sciences is looking for candidates for a tenure-track position in Neurosciences. The successful candidate should have outstanding PhD and postdoctoral training records and is expected to establish an active research program in neurobiology, preferably system neuroscience.
The Department of Life Sciences is committed to quality research and teaching at all levels. We offer competitive start-up funding, together with modern research facilities and laboratory space. The successful candidate is expected to teach a course in Physiology at the undergraduate level, as well as advanced courses in neuroscience at the graduate level.
The language of instruction in the department is Hebrew.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and description of future research plans to:

Prof. Fred Libersat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Chair
Department of Life Sciences
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva, 84105, Israel
Tel 972-8-6461373/6, Fax 972-8-6461710

M.Sc./Ph.D. position – laboratory of Prof. Kobi Rosenblum, department of neurobiology, University of Haifa.
A graduate position is available to study the role and function of miRNA in memory consolidation in the brain cortex.

See http://neuroethocms.haifa.ac.il/rosenblum/ for additional information.

Experience with molecular biology methods is a must. Background in neurobiological is an advantage but not a strict requirement. To apply, please send a CV, a short description of research interests, and the names and contact details of three academic referees to
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Job Description:

A junior and a senior postdoctoral fellows are required to study synaptic transmission/plasticity and addiction in the laboratories of Drs. Dorit Ron and Jun Wang at the Gallo Research Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

Research in the labs uses state-of-the-art technologies, including patch-clamp recording from genetically identified neurons using transgenic animals, optogenetics, viral-mediated regulation of specific genes, analysis of structural plasticity using 3-D reconstruction of single neurons in combination with molecular and behavioral procedures. The positions also offer opportunity to be part of a collaborative team of multidisciplinary laboratory scientists and of a vibrant research community in UCSF mission bay campus.

Requirements:

Candidates with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in Neuroscience and prior in depth experience with slice electrophysiology, including whole-cell and cell-attached recordings, are encouraged to apply. Ability to measure glutamatergic transmission in striatal slices and dopaminergic firing in midbrain slices is desired. Experience with immunohistochemistry and confocal imaging is a big plus.

Please send Curriculum Vitae and names of three references to: Professor Dorit Ron, Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, Principal Investigator, The Gallo Research Center, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Dr. Jun Wang, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more details, please visit:
http://www.galloresearch.org/dorit-ron.htm &
http://www.galloresearch.org/jun-wang.htm

Education: Doctorate

Disciplines: Postdoc Fellow

Sector: Public Health

Level: Entry level

Number of opining: 2

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Search Words: alcohol, ethanol, abuse, addiction, synaptic plasticity, LTP, striatum, accumbens, VTA, prefrontal cortex, amygdala, striatonigral, striatopallidal, direct pathway, medium spiny neurons, dopamine, AMPA, NMDA, spontaneous firing, slice electrophysiology, whole-cell, patch-clamp recording, field potential recording, biocytin. AAV, channelrhodopsin, ChR2, Cre, LoxP, mice, rats, knockout, NR2A, NR2B, D1, D2.

Fund #: 03-222

Pain Plasticity Research Group at The Hebrew University, Faculty of Medicine Looking for PhD student and Postdoc

Postdoctoral/doctoral position in pain physiology – with Dr. Alex Binshtok, The Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine

In our lab we are studying the complex mechanisms that underlie the experience of pain with the hope that a better understanding can lead to more successful methods of control and treatment. To this end we are using a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates novel multiphoton based imaging techniques and in-vivo and in-vitro electrophysiological, histological and behavioral experiments to study pain-related mechanisms at the molecular and cellular level, as well as the level of neuronal networks and behaviour. It is anticipated that this integrative approach will yield a profound fundamental understanding of the multidimensional mechanisms which involve detection, transmission and perpetuation of pain. New targets for the treatment of pain will be identified and hopefully lead to the development of new pain-specific anesthetic drugs that should eliminate the sensation of pathologically related pain much more effectively than currently available treatments.

Contact information:
Alexander Binshtok, PhD                                                                                                 
Head of Pain Plasticity Research Group
Department of Medical Neurobiology
Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada
and Center for Research on Pain
The Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine
POB 12271
Jerusalem,  Israel
91120
Phone: 972-2-675-7349
FAX:    972-2-643-9736
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Post Doctoral Fellow
The Center for Pain and the Brain at Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital
Boston, McLean Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a Post
Doctoral Fellow who may be interested in joining our group. The Center
encompasses a series of Neuroimaging projects including migraine, chronic pain,
and pain in the operating room. The appointment is for 2 years with the possibility
to establish an independent program and a faculty appointment at Harvard
Medical School. Candidates with their own funding are welcome to apply.
We are seeking a highly motivated investigator that will be devoted to one of our
neuroimaging programs. The successful candidate should have ample
experience in performing fMRI experiments and analyzing functional as well
morphological data. The position requires an individual that functions
independently as the responsibility of the operation of the project will be mostly
hers/his. The Fellow will also need to be resourceful to pursue assistance for the
execution of the project within the Center and across institutions. Management
duties include supervising a Research Assistant, recruitment of subjects, and IRB
communication.
The candidate should also have an advance degree (PhD, MD, or related),
strong verbal and written English abilities, extensive experience with
neuroimaging analysis software (fsl, spm, afni, etc.), and knowledge of matlab or
other computational software.
Interested applicants please send a cover letter describing research interests and
experience, an updated CV, and names of three references to:
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Children’s Hospital Boston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.