Postdoctoral Researcher In The Renart Lab / Champalimaud Foundation

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

April 1, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
  • Research Field: Neurosciences › Other
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 01/04/2022 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: Portugal › Lisbon
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/02/2022
  • We are looking for candidates for a postdoc position in our lab, within a project whose goal is to understand the neural basis of simple sensory judgements using modern methods in system's neuroscience together with theory. Some recent publications and methodologies relevant for the project are:

    -Pardo-Vazquez, JL. et al. (2019) The mechanistic foundation of Weber's Law. Nature Neuroscience. 22 1493-1502

    -Reato, D. et al. (2021) Response outcome gates the effect of spontaneous cortical state fluctuations on perceptual decisions. bioRxiv.

    -Cazettes, F. et al. (2021) Reservoir of decision strategies in the mouse brain. bioRxiv.

    -Steinmetz, NA. et al. (2021) Neuropixels 2.0: A miniaturized high-density probe for stable, long-term brain recordings. Science 372 (6539)

    Successful applicants are expected to have experience studying controlled behavior in rodents using recordings and perturbations. The project has a strong quantitative component, so experience on computational neuroscience and statistics/machine-learning methods for behavioral and neural data analysis will be highly valued. Our lab promotes a horizontal and collaborative environment.

    We are part of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, a vibrant research community focussed on understanding the links between neural activity and behavior.

    The position offers a competitive salary and is available immediately for a duration of 3 years (with flexibility).

    Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief motivation statement and the names of at least 2 references by email to

    careers@research.fchampalimaud.org

    alfonso.renart@neuro.fchampalimaud.org

    Best

    Alfonso

    Benefits

    Funding available for 3 years (flexible).

    Competitive salary.

    Universal healthcare (Portugal) plus access to a private insurance subsidized by the Champalimaud Foundation.

    Eligibility criteria

    Applicants must have earned their PhD within the last 3 years

    Selection process

    Candidates will initially be evaluated on the basis of their CV, letters of recommendation and a brief motivation statement. Candidates with adequate profiles will be subsequently interviewed.

    Additional comments

    Position is available immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    Required Research Experiences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Neurosciences › Other

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1 - 4

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
  • ENGLISH: Good

    Skills/Qualifications

    Applicants should have experience in a system's neuroscience lab and have quantitative skills (statistics, machine learning, programming, mathematics...)

    Specific Requirements

    Applicants should have earned their PhD within the last 3 years

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
  • Department: Champalimaud Research - Circuit Dynamics and Computation
  • Organisation Type: Research Laboratory
  • Website: https:// renartlab.org
  • E-Mail: alfonso.renart@neuro.fchampalimaud.org
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Lisboa
  • State/Province: Other (Non U.S.)
  • Postal Code: 1400-038
  • Street: Av. Brasilia s/n
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