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Postdoctoral fellows

We are looking for highly motivated postdocs to research the cortical circuits responsible for multisensory association and its modulation by prior experiences in behaving mice. This project will involve state-of-the-art two-photon calcium imaging of large populations of neurons across cortical layers during execution of new context-dependent tasks. Optogenetic tools will be used to dissect out circuits that contribute to performance of these tasks and identify bottom-up sensory inputs and context-specific modulations. Successful applicants will design a research program focused around understanding how different cortical layers and projecting neurons contribute to perceptual decision-making. 

We welcome applicants with diverse quantitative backgrounds, including, but not limited to neuroscience, mathematics, physics, and engineering. We are especially interested in applicants with good programming skills, experience with in vivo electrophysiology, imaging or quantitative analysis. Switzerland offers a vibrant Neuroscience community with outstanding research conditions and attractive salaries.

Please send your CV, a list of three references and a brief cover letter describing your previous work and future goals here.

Graduate students

We are looking for highly motivated graduate students to study context-dependent multisensory behaviors in mice and single-neuron integration in the cortex. Applicants will learn two-photon-guided single-neuron gene delivery techniques, functional and structural imaging of dendritic spines and molecular tagging to describe sensory integration and learning-induced plasticity in cortical neurons. The student will also be trained to optogenetic methods. This project focused around understanding how different sources of information combine within the dendritic tree of cortical neurons to drive decision-making. 

We welcome applicants with diverse quantitative backgrounds, including, but not limited to neuroscience, mathematics, physics, and engineering. We are especially interested in applicants with good programming skills, experience with in vivo electrophysiology, imaging or quantitative analysis. Successful candidates will join the local neuroscience graduate program organized by the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne and the EPFL. This program offers an excellent choice of practical and theoretical courses covering topics ranging from behavioral neuroscience to molecular, cellular, cognitive, and computational neuroscience (http://www.lemanic-neuroscience.ch/phd/).

Please send your CV, a list of references and a brief cover letter describing your previous achievements and future goals here.

Master students

We always welcome undergraduate students from the Neuroscience program at University of Geneva who wish to learn more about modern techniques of neurobiology in mice. Students will learn to operate a two-photon microscope to perform functional imaging of neuronal populations in behaving mice. They will be trained to perform surgeries for chronic imaging and train mice to various goal-directed tasks. 

We welcome applicants with diverse quantitative backgrounds, including, but not limited to neuroscience, mathematics, physics, and engineering. We are especially interested in applicants with good programming skills, experience with in vivo electrophysiology, imaging or quantitative behavior analysis. Successful candidates can subsequently apply to join the local neuroscience graduate program organized by the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne and the EPFL. This program offers an excellent choice of practical and theoretical courses covering topics ranging from behavioral neuroscience to molecular, cellular, cognitive, and computational neuroscience (http://www.lemanic-neuroscience.ch/phd/).

Please send your CV, a list of references and a brief cover letter describing your previous achievements and future goals here.

Technical associates

 

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