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Postdoc position on Brain network mechanisms underlying spatial cognition
A postdoc position is available at the Department of Computational Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics to work with Dr. Oxana Eschenko on brain network mechanisms underlying spatial cognition.
This project is a follow up study (Yang; https://www.jneurosci.org/content/jneuro/39/3/434.full.pdf; Mei; http://learnmem.cshlp.org/content/25/3/129) aiming at understanding the role of two thalamic nuclei – the nucleus reuniens and mediodorsal nucleus - within a large-scale brain network underlying spatial cognition. The involvement of both thalamic nuclei in spatial cognition can be inferred from anatomical connectivity and neuropharmacology, while neurophysiological mechanisms of the spatial network dynamics remain poorly understood.
We hypothesize that a functional coupling exists between the associative thalamic nuclei, the hippocampus, and the prefrontal cortex and that this coupling enables successful spatial navigation and retrieval of spatial memory. To test this hypothesis, we recorded multi-site neural activity while rats learned a complex maze task, and plan to relate model-agnostic and model-dependent behavioral variables reflecting learning and decision-making to aspects of the extracellular neural signals, including spectral decomposition, coherence, cross-frequency and phase-amplitude analysis.
Candidates should have strong computational and data science skills and proven experience in the analysis of behavior and neural signals. Proficiency in English is essential. The position is available from March 1, 2023 and will be for one year in the first instance, subject to a probationary period. An extension may be possible depending on performance.
Remuneration is based on qualifications and professional experience in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD Bund) plus various social benefits and additional pension provision.
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer: Handicapped individuals are strongly encouraged to apply, and so are women in areas in which they are underrepresented. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
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Assistant Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience
The Department of Psychology at Durham University seeks to appoint up to two talented individuals to the role of Assistant Professor in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.dur.ac.uk/psychology/
The department is keen to recruit people conducting research in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience with an emphasis on the use of animal models to investigate the neural basis of psychological processes. The department currently has strengths in the behavioural neuroscience of learning and memory in rodents. Research is supported by the Life Sciences Support Unit, which houses excellent facilities for in vitro and in vivo research in rodents. Behavioural facilities include automated testing boxes, a 2-m diameter water maze, virtual reality and dry mazes. Furthermore, we have outstanding facilities for single unit recording, surgery and histological analyses. We are keen to hear from applicants across the broad field of behavioural neuroscience. Successful candidates could, however, complement our current strengths in research themes (e.g., spatial cognition, associative learning, timing and episodic memory) or techniques.
This position has already been filled.
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The lab of Mathias Schmidt, at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, has an opening for a fully funded postdoctoral position. Please apply before 28 February.