Post Doc Position in “Glial Modulation of the Social Brain”

Post Doc Position in “Glial Modulation of the Social Brain”

IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Genoa, Italy

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative candidate for a Post-Doctoral position to join our “Genetics of Cognition” Research Line at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

Strong interest and expertise in astrocytes and/or microglia functioning will be highly valued.

The successful candidate will be working on collaborative and multidisciplinary research projects to investigate the functional impact of selective alterations in astrocytes and/or microglia in the expression and development of high-level social cognitive abilities. This will be reached combining the use of complex social cognitive tasks with selective gene and circuit-level manipulations, in vivo chemo- and opto-genetics, in vivo miniscopes, in vivo fiberphotometry, and in vivo electrophysiology.

The candidate must have published at least a first-author paper and have a PhD degree or equivalent degree in Neuroscience, Immunology, Pharmacology, Statistics, Medicine, Genetics, Bioengineer, Physics or comparable fields. Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required. Applicants are expected to have a strong research track record and to be able to work autonomously.

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