2-year Post-Doc position in Neuroscience to study how spatial and emotional information is acquired and then processed into long-lasting memory.
The research will be performed in the laboratory of Prof. Vetere Gisella at the ESPCI Paris. (https://veterelab.weebly.com). The ESPCI is located in the historical center of Paris, surrounded by a vibrant neuroscience community.
The research for the candidate will continue until the position is filled. Starting date is flexible.
We are seeking to hire a motivated, outstanding and autonomous postdoctoral fellow that is interested in studying how neuronal circuits are involved in memory processes.
We aim to study thalamic brain regions of the spatial representation system (like the anterodorsal and the laterodorsal thalamus) to understand how they process spatial information linked to a significant/emotional event. Our approach consists in a combination of behaviour, optogenetics, calcium imaging and electrophysiology in freely moving animals.
A background in programming, imaging analysis, rodents surgery is required.
Experiences in studies of memory and emotions or a personal interest in these topics will be a plus.
Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vetere et al. 2021. An inhibitory hippocampal-thalamic pathway modulates remote memory retrieval, Nature Neuroscience. doi: 10.1038/s41593-021-00819-3
Vetere et al. 2019. Memory formation in the absence of experience, Nature Neuroscience. doi: 10.1038/s41593-019-0389-0
Vetere et al. 2017. Chemogenetic Interrogation of a Brain-wide Fear Memory Network in Mice. Neuron. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.03.037