[Comp-neuro] Open position for PhD student or postdoc at the University of Zurich

Renaud Jolivet rjolivet at pharma.uzh.ch
Wed Jun 17 14:07:47 CEST 2009

Open position for PhD student or postdoc in systems neuroscience project 
involving sensory discrimination and decision making in rodents.

Perceptual discriminations are among the most important decision making 
processes. From a neuroscience point of view, one of the most prominent 
questions is how the percept of a given stimulus is encoded in the brain 
and how this translates to a decision that is followed by a motor 
output. Using the repertoire of experimental techniques available in our 
lab, such as multielectrode extracellular recordings, voltage sensitive 
dye imaging and two photon imaging in awake animals, our goal is to 
characterize in detail single-cell and network activity in the rodent 
somatosensory cortex during a decision making task.

Candidates should have experience in one of the techniques mentioned, 
and preferably a background in neuroscience. We are seeking people with 
an interactive personality and good communication skills. PhD students 
will join the International PhD Program in Neuroscience at the 
Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ). The project is embedded in the 
large-scale project ‘Neurochoice’, which is funded by the SystemsX/Swiss 
National Science Foundation.

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.

Please contact Prof. Dr. Bruno Weber (bweber at pharma.uzh.ch) or Dr. 
Florent Haiss (fhaiss at pharma.uzh.ch).

Further information about the group can be found at: 
For information on the Neurochoice Consortium: 

Dr Renaud Jolivet
Roche Research Fellow
University of Zurich
Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology

University Hospital Zürich
Nuclear Medicine
Rämistrasse 100
CH-8091 Zürich

Tel: +41 76 437 9798

rjolivet at pharma.uzh.ch

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