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Research technician for in vivo imaging of neural circuits

  1. Date: 6.3.2018
  2. Location: Lisboa, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation (ERC funding)
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Scientific Research
  6. Application start: 6.3.2018            

  7. The Vision to Action group, part of Champalimaud Research, investigates the neural circuits that process visual information, and which allow the selection and execution of the appropriate motor outputs. Using small, transparent zebrafish as a model system, we are developing fast volume imaging methods to make single-cell resolution, whole-brain recordings of activity dynamics.

    We are recruiting a motivated and independent individual, to work with other scientists in the group to map the structure and function of neural circuits, using confocal, 2-photon and light-sheet microscopy. Responsibilities can include: (1) Confocal imaging of neural circuit anatomy in transgenic fish lines. (2) Running functional imaging experiments using custom-built 2-photon and light-sheet microscopes (3) Organizing experimental data, and executing standard processing pipelines. (4) Carefully documenting lab protocols and training new group members. (5) Participating in the organization and maintenance of shared resources.

    Candidates with a Bachelors degree, Masters or PhD will be considered, with salary and responsibilities scaled accordingly. The position is supported by an ERC consolidator grant, and is potentially extendable up to 5 years.

    Candidates should have experience in one of the following areas: microscopy and imaging (especially confocal or two-photon microscopy) or molecular biology.

    Experience in other areas could be helpful, including: neuroscience, developmental biology, genetics, immunohistochemistry, data analysis and computer programming.

    Candidates should be motivated, good communicators and be able to work flexibly with others as part of a team.

    Start dates and terms are flexible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants should contact Michael Orger (michael.orger@neuro.fchampalimaud.org), including a motivation letter, CV including academic record, and contact information for references.

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