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.

Please send Curriculum Vitae and names of three references to: Professor Dorit Ron, Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., http://www.galloresearch.org/dorit-ron.htm

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:

Bioelectronics and Neuroscience: Professor André van Schaik, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Human-Machine Interaction: Professor Simeon Simoff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Multisensory Processing: Professor Chris Davis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Music Cognition and Action: Professor Kate Stevens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Speech and Language: Professor Denis Burnham, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Essential Criteria

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?

Please visit the people page and the research programs page on the MARCS website for more information about potential supervisors and projects. For information about the application process, contact MARCS Institute Executive Officer Sonya O'Shanna: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +61 2 9772 6585 or Office of Research Services to discuss enrolment and scholarships: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; +61 2 4736 0966.

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

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
- Optogenetics
- 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

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.

Our laboratory is broadly interested in preclinical studies of genes involved in human mood disorders and drugs used to treat these conditions (see www.gouldlab.org). Thus, additional techniques may include immunohistochemistry, PCR, western blot, electrophysiology, and pharmacogenetics. Past experience in behavioral neuroscience is preferred and strong writing and communication skills and proficiency in English is required. Experience with some of the other techniques discussed above will be helpful, but not required. The successful candidate will play a lead role in designing and executing projects, writing publications and grants, and presenting data at professional conferences. Salary will be based on experience. Interested applicants with a PhD in neuroscience or related disciplines should send a CV, statement of research interests and the names of 2-3 references to: Dr. Todd Gould, Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Anatomy & Neurobiology, MSTF 934D, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are looking for a student for a project entitled: "Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) as a platform to study neurodevelopmental and mitochondrial impairments as well as treatment prospective in schizophrenia". Previous experience with tissue culture and molecular research is an advantage.

Prof. Dorit Ben-Shachar,PhD
Head, Laboratory of Psychobiology,
Department of Psychiatry,
The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine,
Rambam Health Care Campus,
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
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דוקטורנט/ית או פוסטדוק/ית

 למעבדה מובילה בחקר המיקרורנ"א במכון ויצמן דרושים חוקרים מצטיינים ובעלי מוטיבציה

ALSלמועמדים מתאימים תינתן הזדמנות לחקור את מעורבותם של מיקרורנ"א במח ובמחלות נוירו-דגנרטיביות כגון 

 

PhD student and postdocs:

We are seeking outstanding candidates for PhD or postdoctoral training routes. Successful applicants would benefit from training opportunities related to our studies on microRNA in brain integrity and neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS.

Eran Hornstein, MD/PhD

Department of Molecular Genetics

Weizmann Institute of Science
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למרכז ההדמיה המשותף לאוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב וביה"ח סורוקה דרוש/ה מנהל/ת מחקר.

:הגדרת התפקיד

אחריות על כלל הציוד המדעי ועל חדר השליטה המדעי במרכז ההדמיה

(תכנון ובניה של מערכות תומכות מחקר (לדוגמא, מערכת ניהול שעות סריקה

מתן ייעוץ בתכנון ניסויי הדמיה שונים (fMRI, DTI, Anatomical MRI), שימוש בציוד הקפי, וניתוח תוצאות

הדרכת חוקרים חדשים

מעקב אחר מחקרים המתקיימים במרכז ההדמיה

אופציות רבות לביצוע מחקר עצמאי או השתלבות במחקרים קיימים

:דרישות

תואר מתקדם בתחום חקר המוח/פסיכולוגיה/הנדסה ביורפואית, רצוי תואר שלישי

ניסיון קודם בתחום ההדמיה יהווה יתרון משמעותי

יכולת טובה מאוד בעבודת צוות

(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) קורות חיים ניתן להעביר לדר. גליה אבידן, המחלקה לפסיכולוגיה  

 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) או לדר. אילן דינשטיין, המחלקה לפסיכולוגיה 

Ilan Dinstein, PhD

Psychology Department

Ben Gurion University

www.dinshi.com

The focus of this unique institute is the study of the early relationship formed between parents and infants and its impact on child's social and emotional development. The PAIR institute also explores and evaluates effectiveness of different therapeutic approaches designed for parents and infants. The institute is committed to lead cutting-edge research using innovative methodologies (including behavioural, physiological, genetic and imaging profiles) to further illuminate the significance of early relational experiences to later development.

We are now in the process of recruiting candidates for post-doctoral and experienced developmental researchers positions both in Israel and abroad, and would be very grateful if you would be able to circulate the attached call for applications (Hebrew and English) to your mailing list. We are determined to recruit leading and ambitious researchers that will contribute to the Israeli scholarly excellence.

Dana Shai, Ph.D.
Director
Ziama Arkin Parent and Infant Relations (PAIR) Institute
School of Psychology Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
P.O. Box 167
Herzliya 46150
Israel
+972 9 9602889
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