[visionlist] PhD / Postdoc Neuronal circuits of vision and navigation
vincentbonin at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 08:41:22 -05 2018
*Neuronal circuits of vision and navigation*
PhD and Postdoc positions in the Vision-to-Action Laboratory (Vincent
Bonin, PI) at Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders in Leuven, Belgium,
(NERF, _www.nerf.be <http://www.nerf.be>_).
The selected candidates will apply cellular imaging and/or Neuropixels
recordings in behaving rodents to map the flow of information underlying
perceptual decisions and/or navigation behavior. This is collaborative
work with the laboratories of Karl Farrow (NERF, vision), Fabian
Kloosterman (NERF, navigation) and Daniel Butts (U Maryland,
*About the lab:*
Our research is centered on the visual cortex and primary visual
pathway, their processing and contributions to behavior. We have made
significant contributions to the fields of sensory processing and
neuromodulation [1-3], navigation [4, 5], and neurotechnology [6, 7].
Ongoing projects include cortex functional architecture, multisensory
integration, cortical plasticity, neuron-glia interactions, and brain
Master’s or PhD in neuroscience, biology or related field and experience
in electrophysiology, cellular imaging, or quantitative animal behavior.
We seek a highly motivated individual with strong quantitative and
technical skills and a collaborative spirit. Computational scientists
with interest in experimental neuroscience are encouraged to apply.
*We offer: *
* Opportunityto do cutting edge science in a supportive and
* State-of-the-art tools and facilities: The laboratory is equipped
with multiple multiphoton microscopes, cameras for widefield
imaging, setups for high-density electrode recordings (Neuropixels).
* Proximity to exciting research places at the heart of Europe. NERF
is within walking distance of KU Leuven on the campus of imec,
world-leader in nanoelectronics research. Leuven is a short train
ride away from Brussels at the heart of Europe and has a vibrant
research community. Reuters has ranked KU Leuven in the top 5 of the
world’s most innovative universities.
* Fully-funded, research only positions with benefits.
*How to apply? *
The application package should include a CV, the names of 2-3 referees,
and a statement specifying career goals, research interests, and how
these relate to the interests of the lab.
Pre-doctoral fellows should include a copy of their undergraduate and
graduate university transcripts. Candidates from other fields should
provide a clear statement on objectives and how these fit within the
NERF research activities as research statement. For more information
about the NERF PhD Program: https://www.nerf.be/2019-nerf-phd-program
Please submit your application to one of the link below:
Deadline: Dec 1^st , 2018. Applications are reviewed continuously.
1.Socha, K., et al., /Behavioral response to visual motion impacts
population coding in the mouse visual thalamus./ bioRxiv, 2018.
2.Han, X., B. Vermaercke, and V. Bonin, /Segregated encoding of
spatiotemporal features in the mouse visual cortex./ bioRxiv, 2018.
3.Slezak, M., et al., /Astrocytes integrate local sensory and brain-wide
neuromodulatory signals./ bioRxiv, 2018.
4.Mao, D., et al., /Sparse orthogonal population representation of
spatial context in the retrosplenial cortex./ Nat Commun, 2017. *8*(1):
5.Mao, D., et al., /Hippocampus-dependent emergence of spatial sequence
coding in retrosplenial cortex./ Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2018.
*115*(31): p. 8015-8018.
6.Mols, K., et al., /In vivo characterization of the
electrophysiological and astrocytic responses to a silicon neuroprobe
implanted in the mouse neocortex./ Sci Rep, 2017. *7*(1): p. 15642.
7.Jun, J.J., et al., /Fully integrated silicon probes for high-density
recording of neural activity./ Nature, 2017. *551*(7679): p. 232-236.
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