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Postdoctoral fellow position to study the circuit basis of feeding decisions

  1. Date: 6.6.2017
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon - Portugal
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation - Research
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Postdoctoral Fellows
  6. Application start: 6.6.2017            

  7. Postdoctoral fellow position to study the circuit basis of feeding decisions
    We are seeking to hire a postdoctoal fellow with a strong background in circuit neuroscience to study how Drosophila attributes values to different nutrients. Our lab has a strong track record in developing and using state of the art, automated, quantitative behavioral assays to study how Drosophila makes feeding decisions (for examples see our papers on the flyPAD and the use of video tracking to study feeding decisions). Available projects will use available new generation closed-loop optogenetic versions of these setups to study how specific circuits attribute values to different nutrients.

    You should be an experienced, creative, passionate, dedicated, and productive scientist with a strong interest in circuit neuroscience and behavior. Experience in hardware development and coding, optogentic circuit analysis, Drosophila neurogenetics, and nutrition research are strong advantages but not required. A proven ability to learn, independence, and leadership skills will trump specific technical skills. We are an interdisciplinary and international team working together to tackle the neuronal basis of nutrition. We strongly value team spirit and a positive and empowering work environment.
    You can find more information at: Gourmetflies
    Candidates are encouraged to send applications (cover letter, CV, and contact information of 3 references) to Carlos.Ribeiro@research.fchampalimaud.org.
    Openings are available immediately and applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled.

    About the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme:
    The Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme aims to understand the biological basis of behavior and cognition. The research teams include members from across the world. Located on the waterfront in central Lisbon, Portugal, the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is equipped with cutting edge research facilities. We offer a stimulating, internationally diverse and highly collaborative work environment and competitive salary & benefits. Lisbon’s sunny Atlantic-Mediterranean climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work. English is the official language of the institute.

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