Work @ PNC

Position available at the Padova Neuroscience Center (PNC)


PNC is looking for a highly motivated candidate interested in the application and the development of state-of-the-art technologies for the exploration of the brain mechanisms in in vivo animal models. The candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists, physicists and engineers establishing innovative experimental and analysis frameworks for brain circuit dissection. These approaches will include, but will not be limited to, optical recordings of the neuronal activity coupled to targeted circuit manipulation in awake conditions, high density electrophysiological recording coupled with optogenetic modulation, super-resolution reconstructions of the sub-cellular mechanisms underlying circuit plasticity in vivo.

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Neuroscience, Physics, Engineering, Life Science or in related fields, and have at least one of the following aspects in her/his scientific background:

  • Experience with optical techniques for neuroscience (2P functional recordings, widefield fluorescence and intrinsic imaging, 2PE-STED microscopy, high resolution optogenetic stimulation using DMD or SLM, aberration correction using DM/SLM, behavior tracking, micro-endoscopy)
  • Experience with techniques for LFP/MU/SU electrophysiological recordings in vivo (high density laminar or epicortical recordings, patch/loose patch, optrodes, bipolar electrodes)
  • Proficiency with the following working platforms/languages: C,C++,C#, Python, Matlab, Labview
  • Experience in assembling and interfacing complex optical or electrophysiological setups