[Comp-neuro] postdoc in Barcelona to do single cell recordings in humans

Quian Quiroga, Rodrigo (Prof.) rqqg1 at leicester.ac.uk
Fri Jul 14 13:49:29 CEST 2017

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Dear all,

Please see below details of a postdoc position at the Barcelona ßeta Brain Research Center to study memory mechanisms by performing single cell recordings in humans in collaboration with Hospital del Mar.



Postdoc Position
Barcelona ßeta Brain Research Center (BBRC)

The Barcelona ßeta Brain Research Center (BBRC) offers a fully funded postdoc position at the research group headed by Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga. The group is part of a new Research Program on Memory, complementary to ongoing research at BBRC dealing with the Prevention of Alzheimer Disease. The group is associated to the epilepsy group headed by Dr. Gerardo Conesa at Hospital del Mar, a health center close to BBRC.

Research will involve the study single cell recordings in humans. These recordings are performed in epileptic patients for curative surgery. In particular, the project will investigate concept cells (a.k.a. Jennifer Aniston neurons) – that means, neurons in the hippocampus and surrounding areas that selectively fire to specific concepts, like different pictures and the written or spoken name of a particular person (e.g. Quian Quiroga et al, Nature 2005; Quian Quiroga Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2012), which are involved in declarative memory functions. The successful candidate will contribute to performing recordings with patients at the Hospital del Mar and the analysis of the data to investigate the role of these neurons in memory formation, consolidation, long-term coding and recall.

Candidates should have excellent quantitative skills (data processing, and programming, preferably in Matlab) and ideally, a strong background in neuroscience and experience with neurophysiology recordings. They should be able to work both independently and as part of a research team within the BBRC.

The position is initially offered for 2 years, with the possibility to extend it for another 2 years. Salary will be competitive, depending on experience. 

The closing date for the applications is Monday 25th August 2017.

Start date will be in October 2017.

For application details and further particulars see:


Informal inquiries are welcome and should be submitted electronically to: rh at fpmaragall.org

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
Centre for Systems Neuroscience
University of Leicester

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