The University of Bristol are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral research assistants/associates to join their group investigating synaptic function within the hippocampal network.
For recent publications see, for example:
- Martin et al. (2007) Nature; Isaac et al. (2009) Journal of Neuroscience; Buchanan et al. (2010) Neuron; Chamberlain et al. (2012) Nature Neuroscience.
- Tigaret et al. (2016) Nature Communications; Teles-Grillo Ruivo et al. (2017) Cell Reports.
They are currently particularly interested in the role of acetylcholine in hippocampal function.
One project will involve the use of 2-photon imaging, electrophysiology and optogenetics to study how acetylcholine release in the hippocampus modulates intrinsic neuronal properties, synaptic transmission and plasticity and more broadly the hippocampal network. The other project will involve the use of in vivo electrophysiology and optogenetics to study how acetylcholine release in the hippocampus modulates the hippocampal network and subsequent behaviour.
The successful candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline. For the first project, experience in 2-photon imaging and patch-clamp recording techniques (ideally in brain slices) and a good understanding of synaptic physiology is highly desirable. For the second project, experience in in vivo single unit recording techniques and animal behaviour is highly desirable.