Luca Bonini’s lab (http://www.boninilab.unipr.it/) at the University of Parma has one opening position for a postdoctoral researcher in the context of an ongoing ERC funded project to study brain mechanisms underlying natural behavior of macaque monkeys.
Single neuron activity will be recorded with telemetric techniques while animals will freely interact with objects and with each other within a large plastic enclosure, monitored by a system of multiple high-resolution cameras. The goal of this new approach is to pave the way to the understanding of brain function in close-to-natural but well-controlled conditions. The project is supported by the European Research Council (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/204104/factsheet/en) and Italian Ministry of Research with guaranteed funding for the next 4 years.
Candidates must have a PhD in the field of Neuroscience and are expected to have good skills in team working, organizational abilities and problem solving.
They should have a strong background in one or more of the following: non-human primate electrophysiology, computational neuroscience, data analysis software (e.g. MATLAB). Previous experiences with kinematic data analysis are welcome.
In case of attendance to the SfN meeting in Chicago the possibility to meet is welcome.
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