[Comp-neuro] PhD position available at Italian Institute of Technology

thierry nieus thierry.nieus at iit.it
Thu Sep 15 14:40:55 CEST 2011

Dear comp-neuro people,

we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student interested in a
multidisciplinary approach toward the study of the basic mechanisms
underlying GABA neurotransmission. The research position, available at
Andrea Barberis group will focus on the gating properties of GABA receptors
by means of patch-clamp experiments. The successful student will complete
its research by working on realistic mathematical models that will be
developed in collaboration with Thierry Nieus, a computational
neuroscientist at the NBT department.

Knowledge in biophysics and neurophysiology is highly valued. Patch clamp
experience and programming skills (e.g. Python, Neuron, Matlab) are
desirable. Applications should include a CV, a statement of research
experience and interests, names of at least 2 referees and a copy of
university degree (diploma or equivalent M.Sc.). Please send your
application electronically as a single PDF file to Andrea Barberis (
Andrea.Barberis at iit.it) or/and Thierry Nieus (Thierry.Nieus at iit.it).

Because of the closeness of the call (next week!, Friday September the 23th)
we invite people interested in the position to contact us as soon as

List of significant publications:

Influence of GABAAR monoliganded states on GABAergic responses. J Neurosci.
2011 Feb 2;31(5):1752-61. Petrini EM, Nieus T, Ravasenga T, Succol F, Guazzi
S, Benfenati F, Barberis A.

LTP regulates burst initiation and frequency at mossy fiber-granule cell
synapses of rat cerebellum: experimental observations and theoretical
predictions. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Feb;95(2):686-99. Epub 2005 Oct 5. Nieus
T, Sola E, Mapelli J, Saftenku E, Rossi P, D'Angelo E.


Thierry Nieus, Post Doc
Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies
Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Via Morego 30, 16163 Genoa Italy
phone: +39 010 71781580
fax:   +39 010 71781230
skype: thierry.nieus
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