A postdoctoral position is available at the Laboratory of Stress Neurobiology in Valparaíso, Chile (www.stress.cl). We use rodent models to elucidate the mechanisms by which stress leads to psychiatric and medical disorders including dementia and depression. Specific interests include elucidating the basis of the impact of chronic stress on neural circuit that modulates auditory attention during adulthood and aging. Our approaches span from basic histology to in vivo recording in behaving rats. This postdoctoral position is funded by the project “From Presbycusis to Dementia. A basic and clinical approach” from the PIA-CONICYT program: Anillo de Investigacion en Ciencia ACT1403.
In particular, the eligible postdoctoral researcher will perform in vivo recording in the auditory cortex of stressed rats during an attentional task. The beginning of this postdoctoral position (44 h per week) is on March, 2017. The offered salary is for one year renewable for another year, depending on the evaluation performed by the principal investigator.
Requisite and expected skills:
– PhD in neurosciences, physics, engineering, biological or biomedical sciences (degree after 2012)
– Animal behavior
– Basic histology
– In vivo recording in behaving rodent
– Signal analysis (Matlab, etc.) is mandatory
– Ability to work in an interdisciplinary group of researchers
Send an email with your CV and cover letter including the contact information of two references. Application deadline: January 31, 2017. The non-selected and selected applicants will be informed by email near 25th February, 2017. Granted postdoctoral fellows at the AUCO center are expected to apply with the principal investigator of the Dagnino Lab in May 2017 for postdoctoral Fondecyt funding. (http://www.conicyt.cl/fondecyt/category/concursos/postdoctorado/)