[Comp-neuro] Funded PhD Position at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova (IT) - Cellular mechanisms of perception

Valentina Pasquale Valentina.Pasquale at iit.it
Fri Apr 28 12:19:05 CEST 2017

Funded PhD Position at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova (IT) - Cellular mechanisms of perception
Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship in Neuroscience within the "Optical Approaches to Brain Function" laboratory (https://www.iit.it/lines/optical-approaches-to-brain-function), led by Tommaso Fellin and located at IIT in Genova (Italy). PhD Courses are established in agreement with Università degli Studi di Genova and financially supported by IIT.

Project summary:
The PhD project is entitled "Cellular mechanisms of perception" and focuses on the cellular mechanisms underlying the coding of sensory information in the mouse cortex. To tackle this question, experimental approaches including two-photon functional imaging, patch-clamp recordings and optogenetic manipulations will be coupled with advanced analytical approaches.
For the positions we look for candidates with a M.Sc. degree in biology, physics, bioengineering or computer science with propensity for interdisciplinary research. Applicants should have strong interest in both physiological approaches to monitor/manipulate cortical microcircuits and mathematical methods to describe and model neural networks.
Interested candidates are invited to contact Prof. Tommaso Fellin (tommaso.fellin at iit.it<mailto:tommaso.fellin at iit.it>) by emailing their CV and briefly explaining their interest in this position.

Application process:
In order to formally apply to the PhD Position, all applicants must refer to the University web site (https://www.studenti.unige.it/postlaurea/dottorati/XXXIII) for the procedures necessary to apply.
Deadline for formal application is June 13th, 2017.
For further information, please see https://www.iit.it/phd-school.

About IIT:
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (www.iit.it<http://www.iit.it>) is a private Foundation with the objective of promoting Italy's technological development and higher education in science and technology. IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavor focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible applications from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.


Tommaso Fellin
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