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Research Assistant (Chiappe Lab)

  1. Date: 21.5.2018
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation, ERC
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Technical
  6. Application start: 21.5.2018            

    The laboratory of Sensorimotor Integration at the Champalimaud Research Programme has a research technician opening available immediately for an ERC funded project investigating multimodal integration in brain visuomotor circuits controlling locomotion. We use state of the art technology to record from, and perturb neural activity in simultaneous with behavior in the fly Drosophila melanogaster to study the relation between neural representations and motor control.

    We are looking for a young colleague, preferentially recently graduated (BS or MS level) who is looking for a short-term experience within a neuroscience lab to assist in two aspects of our current work: 1) the construction of custom-made, optical-based rigs for interrogation of neural activity while a fly explores a virtual world; and 2) assisting in the development of an analytical pipeline that integrates behavioral, physiological and anatomical data.
    Qualified applicants must have training in experimental physics, or in math, or in engineer. Previous experience in optical physics is ideal but not a requirement. Most importantly, we are seeking for a creative, self-motivated colleague with a genuine drive to solve problems.

    The opening is available immediately but the start date is flexible and applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants should direct inquiries to Eugenia Chiappe (with subject “BTI your LAST NAME”) at eugenia.chiappe@neuro.fchampalimaud.org. For more information, visit our lab

    The Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme (CNP) is aimed at establishing new links between nervous system function and behavior. Our interests are represented by the full intellectual scope of the scientists of the program. To achieve this goal, the CNP fosters colleagues to reach their full creative potential and promotes collective achievements through cooperation, exchange, and independence and diversity of thought. English is the official language of the institute.
    The institute is located at the beautiful waterfront of Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon offers a sunny Atlantic-Mediterranean climate, affordable cost of living, and vibrant culture, with good public transportation, international schools and convenient housing options both within and outside the city center. **

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