Our group is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to study how the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) in the thalamus integrates visual information. Not only is the LGN essential for the transmission of conscious information, but it is also the first visual area to receive substantial input from non-visual brain regions. Thus, the LGN is uniquely poised to modulate vision depending on the behavioral needs of the animal, coming from either other sensory modalities or differing internal states. Our lab studies how vision is shaped in the mouse LGN by these cross-modal and state-dependent inputs. For more information on our research direction, please see the lab website(https://www.embl.it/research/unit/rompani/index.html).
We are looking for clever, motivated people who are driven to study neuronal circuits and are eager to take a strong lead in their projects and the development of their own ideas.
This position is open to anybody with a PhD or soon to be obtained PhD. While a first author paper from the PhD is not required at the time of the application, it is a plus. Please mention any preprints or manuscripts under preparation.
A background in any of these fields would be advantageous: in vivo calcium imaging, two-photon microscopy, optogenetics, electrophysiology, computational modelling, mouse molecular genetics, viral neuronal tracing, and behavioral assays.
Internal Number: Postdoc-November2018
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