Candidates are invited to apply for a European Research Council (ERC)-funded Postdoctoral Research position to investigate memory engram neurobiology in the Ryan Lab at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
Posted On: 17 February, 2017
Closing On: 1 April, 2017
Start On: 1 May, 2017
Location: Dublin, Ireland
The research group, led by Dr. Tomás Ryan, will be focused on investigating the fundamental neurobiology of memory engram formation and function. The group is integrative in approach, combining experimental techniques such as optogenetics, engram labelling technology, mouse transgenics, stereotactic delivery of viral vectors, electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and behavioral experimentation in order to develop understanding of how information is encoded in memory engrams.
Successful applicants will join an inter-disciplinary and dynamic research team aimed at generating novel and progressive insights into the neuroscience of memory. Publication of research and regular attendance at international conferences will be expected and supported, and public engagement will be encouraged. Collaboration both locally and internationally with researchers from orthogonal fields will be a component of the research program. Candidates will be expected to function as enthusiastic, effective, and adaptive team members and be prepared to work closely with other postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.
TCD is Ireland’s top ranked University and a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). The Ryan lab is located at the recently built, state of the art Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), which has excellent facilities for mouse transgenics, histology, microscopy, and behavioral experiments. TBSI is located immediately beside the main TCD campus and is adjacent to the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN).
- PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline, with experimental expertise in behavioral neuroscience and/or molecular neuroscience
- Experience in electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and molecular biology would be of significant advantage but is not required
- Candidates must have excellent communication skills and a proven research publication record