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Post-doctoral positions in optogenetic investigations of cortical neural activity during learning and decision making in rodents in the Unit of Neural circuit dynamics and decision making at the Institute Pasteur.
Location: Paris, France
Closing date: Open until filled
Perceptual discriminations are among the most important decision making processes. One of the most prominent questions in systems neuroscience is how the perception of a given stimulus is encoded in the brain and how this translates to a learned decision that is followed by a motor response. Using the repertoire of experimental techniques available in our lab, such as two-photon and three-photon imaging, multi-electrode extracellular recordings, patch-clamp recordings, holography based optogenetics and psychophysics in awake behaving animals, our goal is to characterize in detail single-cell and neural network activity in the rodent somatosensory cortex during the learning process of a decision making task.
Preferably, candidates should have experience in one of the techniques mentioned. Candidates with quantitative background (computational neuroscience, physics, engineering, mathematics) and computational skills are particularly encouraged to apply. We are seeking people with an interactive personality and good communication skills.
How to Apply
Applications should include a CV, the academic achievements, a brief statement of research interests including your past experience and names of at least 2 referees. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. For further information about the research visit https://research.pasteur.fr/en... Please contact Florent Haiss ([email protected]).