Postdoctoral fellowship in Neuroscience
A postdoctoral fellowship is available at the laboratory of Michal Rivlin at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. The research focuses on dynamic computations performed by neuronal circuits in the retina and how these dynamics affect the entire visual system.
The lab is in initial stages of setup, and we are seeking highly motivated candidates, preferably with experience in two-photon microscopy and electrophysiology.
Tenure-Track Position in the Intellectual Disability (ID) Track
The Intellectual Disability Track at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, invites applications for tenure-track faculty member beginning October 2014.
Based on a special program launched by the University to recruit new faculty members, we are looking for a junior faculty member at entry level and a senior member at the level of associate or full professor.
A Ph.D. in Special Education/Psychology/Brain Science/Social work/Occupational therapy is required. Candidates are expected to have a record of publications and teaching experience in the field of Intellectual disability or borderline level.
The School of Education at Bar-Ilan University has approximately 2,000 students and 40 tenure-track faculty members. Degrees are offered in the Divisions of Curriculum Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration, Educational Counseling, Informal Education, Science Education and Special Education. Further information about the School of Education is available on the website http://education.biu.ac.il/en. The Intellectual Disability (ID) Track is a part of the MA program in the Special Education program.
The Special Education program offers B.A, M.A and Ph.D. degrees. Programs are delivered in Hebrew or English. Successful applicants will be expected to be active in research, teaching and supervision of graduate students.
Candidates will be offered a tenure-track position subject to the universities budget constraints.
Postdoctoral position at the Hebrew University PsychoNeuroImmunology Laboratory
A Postdoctoral fellow position is available at the Hebrew University PsychoNeuroImmunology Laboratory, directed by Prof. Raz Yirmiya at the Department of Psychology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. We are seeking a highly motivated and well-trained postdoctoral fellow to lead a novel and exciting project on the role of microglia in stress and depression. Specifically, studies on the biological basis of major depression usually focus on abnormalities in neuronal functions, but our recent findings provide strong evidence that chronic stress-induced depression is caused by microglial pathology (Kreisel et al., Molecular Psychiatry, in press). The overall goal of the project, which recently received funding from the Bikura Program of the Israel Science Foundation, will be to elucidate the role of microglia in major depression by examining the hypothesis that dynamic, bi-directional alterations in microglia number and activation status are causally related to stress-induced depressive-like behavior and associated changes in neuroplasticity (particularly suppressed neurogenesis and neurotrophins production) in rodents. The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or Psychobiology, with solid experience in immunohistochemistry, molecular biology and behavioural analysis.
UCSF Postdoctoral Position: Molecular Neurobiology of Addiction
A postdoctoral fellow is required to study signaling pathways and plasticity mechanisms that underlie addiction in the laboratory of Prof. Dorit Ron at the University of California, San Francisco.
Research in the Ron lab uses state-of-the-art techniques including, molecular/genetic technique for gene manipulations in subpopulations of neurons in vivo, viral-mediated gene delivery, RNA-seq and analysis of structural plasticity using 3-D reconstruction neurons in combination with behavioral and electrophysiological disciplines (for examples, Barak et al., Nat. Neuroscience 2013, Ben Hamida et al., J. of Neuroscience, 2013, Ben Hamida et al. J of Neuroscience 2012, Neasta et al. PNAS 2010). The position also offers an opportunity to be part of a collaborative team at the vibrant research community at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.
Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience or a related field and an in depth knowledge and experience in signal transduction are encouraged to apply. Experience in state of the art molecular biology and biochemical techniques is required.
UCSF Postdoctoral Position: Neurobiology of Addiction - Behavior
A postdoctoral fellow is required to study mechanisms underlying addiction in the laboratory of Prof. Dorit Ron at the University of California, San Francisco.
Research in the Ron lab is aimed to understand molecular pathways and plasticity mechanisms that underlie behavioral phenotypes associated with alcohol use and abuse disorders. Research is conducted by using mouse and rat behavioral paradigms including operant self administration in combination with state-of-the-art techniques including brain region and neuronal subtype specific manipulation of genes, viral-mediated gene delivery, transgenic mice, clarity together with molecular, cellular and electrophysiological disciplines (for examples, Barak et al., Nat. Neuroscience 2013, Ben Hamida et al., J. of Neuroscience, 2013, Barak et al. J of Neuroscience 2012, Neasta et al. PNAS 2010). The position also offers an opportunity to be part of a collaborative team at the vibrant research community in UCSF Mission Bay campus.
Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience who are interested to expand their expertise and knowledge in Molecular Neuroscience are encouraged to apply. Proven track record in rat and mouse behavioral paradigms is required.
The MARCS InstitutePhD Scholarships—up to 5 scholarships available
The MARCS Institute
PhD Scholarships—up to 5 scholarships available
The MARCS Institute is a vibrant interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Western Sydney (UWS) situated on the Bankstown, Campbelltown, Kingswood and Parramatta Campuses with members and collaborators from many disciplines: Medicine, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Linguistics, Psychology, Music, and Communication Arts. MARCS research focuses on the explanation and enhancement of human-human and human-machine communication. Using behavioural, neuroscience and computational approaches, we conduct pure and applied research on perceptual, cognitive, creative and social skills from infancy to adulthood, in real and virtual worlds, and within normal, heightened (e.g., performing arts) and impaired (e.g., developmental delay, sensory loss) contexts.
MARCS invites applications from highly motivated graduates seeking to undertake a PhD in one of the five research programs. At MARCS there is a broad range of expertise, facilities and equipment, which affords the development of exciting interdisciplinary projects. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Program Leaders to discuss their interests and to ensure their research proposal is relevant to one or more research programs.
MARCS Research Programs and Leaders:
Applicants should hold a First Class Honours degree, or equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in a field such as psychology, sensory neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science and technology, cognitive robotics, linguistics, psycholinguistics, music, creative arts, human movement science, computer science, informational and communication technology, biomedical engineering or physics.
International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. Please refer to the University's website for information about English Language Requirements.
What does a Scholarship at MARCS provide?
All students receive:
· Support for conference attendance (domestic and international), fieldwork and additional costs as appropriate.
· Access to the extensive range of MARCS specialised equipment, laboratory space and facilities.
· A rich environment of support and academic expertise via supervisory panels, seminars, colloquia, international and industry collaborations.
Domestic Students receive: · Tax free stipend of up to $34,653 per annum for up to 3 years and a funded place in the doctoral program. International Students receive:
· Tax free stipend of up to $34,653 per annum for up to 3 years. · Outstanding students have the opportunity to apply for a waiver of tuition fees valued at around $24,000 per annum for up to 3 years.
· Up to $2,600 towards the cost of an Overseas Student Health Care Policy.
The next step?
How to apply
Applicants should submit the application form (PDF, 160Kb), a 500 word research proposal and a CV by the closing date.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 4 October 2013
Multiple Positions at the Computational and Experimental Neuroscience Laboratory University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
The CENL is looking to fill technician and postdoctoral fellow positions. The research project is geared toward understanding the role of sleep in memory consolidation in rodents.
Applicants with a subset of the following skill set are strongly encouraged to apply:
- Behavioral neuroscience and animal training (rat preferred)
- Biophysical computational modeling (NEURON or other simulators)
- Electrophysiology (in vivo chronic behaving, or in vitro)
- Scientific expertise and interests in hippocampus and/or sleep and/or medialPFC and/or Thalamus
- 3D printing and CAD
- Matlab programming and spike-data analyses
- Labview programming
Information about the laboratory can be found at:http://amygdala.psychdept.arizona.edu/lab.html
The project is highly multi-disciplinary and will involve collaborations with other researchers at the Univ. California Riverside, Univ. California San Diego, The Salk Institute and Harvard Univ. Good communication skills are required. Applicant should send a cover letter (email is ok), a CV and the name of at least 2 references to Dr. Jean-Marc Fellous (fellous at email.arizona.edu). The search is ongoing and is projected to be completed by Sept 30th
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN BEHAVIORAL PHARMACOLOGY – University of Maryland School of Medicine – Baltimore, MD
A postdoctoral position is open immediately (Summer/Fall 2013) on an NIH-funded research project concerning the study of novel antidepressants in rodent models. Studies will focus on characterizing the behavioral and biochemical effects predictive of rapid acting antidepressant drug efficacy. Scientific approaches may include the use of transgenic mice, animal models of mood and anxiety disorders, automated behavioral analysis software, biochemical analysis, and stereotaxic surgery.