Open position for PhD student or postdoc in systems neuroscience project involving sensory discrimination and decision making in rodents.

Perceptual discriminations are among the most important decision making processes. From a neuroscience point of view, one of the most prominent questions is how the percept of a given stimulus is encoded in the brain and how this translates to a decision that is followed by a motor output. Using the repertoire of experimental techniques available in our lab, such as multielectrode extracellular recordings, voltage sensitive dye imaging and two photon imaging in awake animals, our goal is to characterize in detail single-cell and network activity in the rodent somatosensory cortex during a decision making task.
Candidates should have experience in one of the techniques mentioned, and preferably a background in neuroscience. We are seeking people with an interactive personality and good communication skills. PhD students will join the International PhD Program in Neuroscience at the Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ). The project is embedded in the large-scale project ‘Neurochoice’, which is funded by the SystemsX/Swiss National Science Foundation.
Applications should include a CV, the academic achievements, a brief statement of research interests including your past experience and names of at least 2 referees. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Please contact Prof. Dr. Bruno Weber (bweber(at)pharma(dot)uzh(dot)ch) or Dr. Florent Haiss (fhaiss(at)pharma(dot)uzh(dot)ch).
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