The Laboratory for Glia Biology, headed by Dr. Matthew Holt, is a vibrant environment where key issues relating to the role of astrocytes in the control of neuronal circuits are investigated.
We are currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated postdoc to work with us on a project investigating the role of astrocytes in controlling plasticity in the adult visual cortex (Hennes et al., Glia, 2020; Bayraktar et al., Nat Neurosci, 2020). The candidate will investigate astrocyte-neuron interactions using acute cortical slices in combination with 2-photon imaging (of genetically encoded Ca2+ and cAMP sensors) and electrophysiology.
- Ph.D. in neurobiology or physiology
- Experience in imaging and/or electrophysiology
- A solid publication record with first-author research publication(s) in peer-reviewed international journals.
- Critical mindset, fast learner & team player
- Project management and effective communication skills
- Good mastery of English language
- Knowledge of astrocyte biology
- An exceptionally strong scientific environment
- Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
- A stimulating, diverse, international research environment in a world-class academic laboratory
- Financial support is available for at least 2 years. However, the successful candidate is encouraged to obtain a personal fellowship (Marie-Curie, HFSP, EMBO, or National funding organizations).
Start date: as soon as possible - the position is available immediately
How to apply?
Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, a motivation letter describing research interests and previous research experience, and a list of publications. For more information: please contact Matthew.Holt@kuleuven.vib.be