Belgium: Postdoctoral Research Position in Vitro Cellular and Network Electrophysiology & Nanotechnologies at University of Antwerp

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 Description:
1 postdoctoral position  (1 year, extension possible up to 2 years) 
is available immediately in Michele GIUGLIANO’s group, at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), in the context of two European Commission funded research projects.

Eligibility:
Applicants must have solid in vitro experience with patch-clamp or multielectrode array recordings in brain slices and in primary neuronal cell cultures. Experience in the domains of in vitro multielectrode arrays, analysis of synaptic transmission, neuronal excitability and population activity is a plus.

Research Objective:
Research will focus on interfacing novel materials to neuronal microcircuitry as bidirectional nano-scale interfacing devices. This research, supported by one project funded by the European Commission, aims ultimately at developing unconventional scientific & technological approaches for advancing our understanding on collective emerging behavior in neuronal ensembles, as well as for designing the next generation of neuroprosthetics and cognitive interfaces.

Location:
The city of Antwerp (Belgium) is the home town of the painter Rubens, 2nd city in Belgium, and receptacle of monuments, museums and churches. It is the 2nd largest harbor in Europe, the world’s top centre for diamond processing, and a lively multi-cultural pocket-size metropolis. Only ~3h away from London or Köln, and 2h from Paris or Amsterdam, Antwerp is literally located at the center of Europe and it is an attractive, inspiring, historic place.

Department:
The Department of Biomedical Sciences, as well as the two European laboratories consortia of these projects, constitute a strong research community, with many opportunities for collaboration and development of research skills.

DEADLINE: 20 August 2013

STARTING DATE: 1 October 2013

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