Researcher In Neuroscience

Universities and Institutes of Italy

Italy

September 30, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: ISTITUTO DI NEUROSCIENZE
  • Research Field: Neurosciences › Neurobiology Neurosciences › Neurophysiology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 30/09/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Italy › Vedano al Lambro
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 16/10/2022
  • Is The Job Related To Staff Position Within A Research Infrastructure?: Yes
  • Research fellow position available in the Neurophysiology laboratory at the CNR Institute of Neuroscience, c/o University of Milano Bicocca, Vedano al Lambro, (Monza), Italy.

    The Neurophysiology laboratory, headed by Dr. Luca Murru, has a long-lasting interest in the study of brain functions, both in healthy and pathological conditions, combining different electrophysiological approaches (Patch-clamp, High-density microelectrode array (HD-MEA) and in-vivo single-unit recordings).

    The project, funded by Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca focuses on understanding the effects of the chronic trehalose exposure on the Central Nervous System (CNS). Trehalose is a non-reducing disaccharide that is widely used in food and pharmaceutic industry due to its very unique physical and chemical properties, as it has the capability to preserve lipids and proteins. As a consequence, the (in)voluntary exposure to trehalose in the worldwide population increased exponentially. Moreover, trehalose has been proved to exert positive effects on several neurodegenerative diseases due to its ability in inducing autophagy. Therefore, our goal is to characterize the trehalose effects at the CNS level in healthy animal model and to test this molecule as a rescue approach in an animal model of infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis.

    We are looking for a highly motivated research fellow holding a degree in biomedical sciences (or equivalent). Previous laboratory experience in animal handling, in-vitro and/or ex-vivo Patch-Clamp are very welcome.

    Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and a motivation letter to luca.murru@in.cnr.it

    Required Research Experiences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Neurosciences › Neurophysiology

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1 - 4

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Neurosciences: Master Degree or equivalent

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
  • ITALIAN: Good

    Skills/Qualifications Specific Requirements

    The following qualifications and skills will be considered preferential:

    - at least 2 years experience in a neuroscience laboratory;

    - experience in mice handling and colony maintainance;

    - previous experience in electrophysiology (Patch-Clamp, MEA) and data analysis.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: ISTITUTO DI NEUROSCIENZE
  • Department: SEDE DI MILANO
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// www. in.cnr.it/index.php/it/
  • E-Mail: luca.murru@in.cnr.it
  • Country: Italy
  • City: Vedano al Lambro
  • State/Province: Italy, Monza Brianza
  • Postal Code: 20854
  • Street: Via Raoul Follereau, 3
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