Postdoctoral position: Identifying the function of molecular pathways within identified neuronal sub
University of Haifa
February 21, 2018
Fellowship - Experienced
Academic / Research
Postdoctoral position: Identifying the function of molecular pathways within identified neuronal subtypes and circuits underlying learning and memory processes.
We have an opening for a postdoctoral position at the Rosenblum lab, Sagol Dept. of Neurobiology, University of Haifa, for a project focusing on the function of molecular pathway/s within identified neuronal subtypes and circuits underlying learning and memory processes. This project involves advanced technology, including a mini-microscope, for microscopy imaging in awake, freely moving animals; a unique technology for the delivery of peptides for research and therapeutic uses; advanced methods of molecular biology; confocal and fluorescent imaging, including live imaging; electrophysiology (in slices, culture, and awake, behaving animals); and behavioral techniques. For additional information see
Candidates should hold a PhD degree from a premier university in the USA or Canada. Knowledge in neurobiology and experience in one or more of the following fields are an advantage: advanced molecular biology, fluorescence-based microscopy techniques and image analysis, behavioral assays, electrophysiological techniques. To apply, please send a CV, grade transcripts of B.A./B.Sc. (including thesis scores where applicable), a short description of research interests, and the names and contact details of three academic referees to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: 40,000$/year for two years, out of which 4000$/year travel expenses
Internal Number: 150318
About University of Haifa
The laboratory for research of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory
The laboratory for research of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory, directed by Prof. Kobi Rosenblum, is affiliated to the Department of Neurobiology and Ethology, Haifa University, Israel. Our research aim is to understand how simple sensory information is encoded, consolidated and maintained in the cortex and elucidate the biological mechanisms underlying memory formation and consolidation in the mammalian brain.
Since our research is inherently multi-disciplinary, we combine research approaches from the field of biology, as well as psychology, integrating data ranging from the molecular to whole animal level. In our laboratory we employ state of the art equipment (e.g., confocal microscope, real-time PCR, electrophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology), as well as a broad spectrum of techniques both in-vitro and in-vivo for the study of normal and abnormal cognitive function in behaving animals. Following recent results regarding the role of translation regulation in normal learning processes, we test the hypothesis that malfunction of similar biochemical pathways underlies cognitive dysfunction and sporadic Alzheimer's disease.