Open PhD position: spatial and social coding in the brain
Join the team for a 3 year position as PhD candidate. The aim of the current project is to determine how social and spatial information are integrated in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex. The candidate will use state-of-the-art electrophysiological recordings combined with optogenetic manipulations of brain activity and measurement of animal behavior.
Deadline for application: 17/10-2021
The fellowship is devoted to work on a project funded by the Research Council of Norway entitled ‘Integration of social and spatial information in the hippocampal formation’. The research fellow will focus on measuring and perturb neural activity of behaving animals using advanced instrumentation and genetic tools in combination with behavioral tasks. The research fellow must take part in the Medical Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate with strong interest in brain circuits and memory formation.
- The research fellow should be able to work independently and structured, while at the same time engage in close collaborations
- The preferred candidate has documented experience for applying methods for in vivo investigations of brain function in animal models
- Candidates with experience with stereotactic surgeries, optogenetics, in vivo imaging or electrophysiology will be prioretized
- Basic skills in data analysis and programming (Matlab, Python, R or similar) is seen as an advantage.
- Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent in Neuroscience or Physiology, minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.