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.
A student for a project
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
microRNAs at the Weizmann Institute
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
למרכז ההדמיה המשותף לאוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב וביה"ח סורוקה דרוש/ה מנהל/ת מחקר
למרכז ההדמיה המשותף לאוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב וביה"ח סורוקה דרוש/ה מנהל/ת מחקר.
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
תואר מתקדם בתחום חקר המוח/פסיכולוגיה/הנדסה ביורפואית, רצוי תואר שלישי
ניסיון קודם בתחום ההדמיה יהווה יתרון משמעותי
יכולת טובה מאוד בעבודת צוות
Ilan Dinstein, PhD
Ben Gurion University
Research positions at Parent and Infant Relations Institute, IDC
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.
Ziama Arkin Parent and Infant Relations (PAIR) Institute
School of Psychology Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
P.O. Box 167
+972 9 9602889