Postdoc in behavioral neuroscience (Italy) ~

10 de mayo de 2016

Postdoc in behavioral neuroscience (Italy)

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology in murine animal models.

Expertise in experimental paradigms to investigate cognitive functions in mice (instrumental learning and decision making) as well as proficiency in in-vivo pharmacology and brain stereotaxic surgeries are important prerequisites. Previous experience in in-vivo optogenetics will be a plus.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, or Experimental Psychology and have an excellent command of written and oral English.

Recruitment will be done at the level of Researcher/Senior Postdoctoral position (depending upon experience).

The main aim will be to investigate the role of neuromodulatory pathways at defined neuronal circuits in shaping decision-making processes (e.g. learning of goal-directed actions, their flexible use and how they become habitual) and social behavior in the adult brain and during developmental periods of brain circuit refinement (adolescence).

The project will be part of an integrative framework, taking advantage of complementary neurophysiological expertise available in the research group of “Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits” coordinated by Raffaella Tonini, Senior Researcher and Head of Laboratory at the IIT-Neuroscience and Brain Technology Department (NBT) (for reference see Nazzaro et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2012; Trusel, Cavaccini et al., Cell Reports, 2015)

Please submit your applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and a brief research statement,in PDFformat to and quoting “Researcher/Postdoctoral position in the field of Behavioral Neuroscience CB 72336“ in the subject line.

Candidates must also request 3 reference letters from experts, who should send them directly in PDF format to and

Please apply before May 15, 2016.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova along with a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide. The institute has been recruiting an international staff of about 1200 people from more than 50 countries. Its research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.

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