A postdoctoral position is available in the Neuronal Signalling Laboratory led by Professor Greg Stuart at the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Projects will investigate the integration of visual information in the cortex, with a focus on the pathways involved as well as how this information is transformed by the dendrites of neurons. The research will be carried out in state-of-the-art facilities in the John Curtin School of Medical Research. Methods include in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, single and two-photon imaging, optogenetics and behaviour.
Salary package: $71,509 - $90,215per annum plus 17% superannuation. ANU offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and a collaborative working environment.
A PhD in the area of Neuroscience with a strong record of achievement at the graduate and undergraduate level and evidence of achievement via papers published in peer review journals.
Experience with electrophysiology (preferable patch clamp) and/or fluorescence calcium or voltage imaging (confocal or two-photon) of activity in single neurons in vitro or in vivo.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to keep good records including computer-based information.
Ability to work effectively, in both a team environment and independently, with staff and students from diverse backgrounds, and the ability and willingness to assist with the supervision of undergraduate students.
A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: 17% superannuation
Internal Number: 535414
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