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Post-Doc Scientist Behavioral Neurophysiology Beerse Belgium,  


Posted on : 28 May 2017

Project Description

Caring for the world, one person at a time ... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.Janssen Pharmaceutica joined the Johnson & Johnson group in 1961. Today, Janssen Pharmaceutica is one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the world. Our research and development centre develops products for a wide range of disease areas, such as mental disorders, neurological problems, infectious diseases, immunological disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.A Postdoc position is available in our Neuroscience Discovery Therapeutic Area in the field of Alzheimer s disease (AD) with special focus on AD rodent models, social behavior, and synaptic plasticity. The position is available within the IMI (Innovative Medicine Initiative) collaborative project PRISM (http://prism-project.eu/en/prism-study/) supported by groups from academia and pharmaceutical industry across Europe. Duration is up to three years. The overall objective of this project is to develop a quantitative biological approach to the understanding and classification of neuropsychiatric diseases to accelerate the discovery and development of better treatments for patients: i.e. defining a set of quantifiable biological parameters for social withdrawal and cognitive deficits in AD. The candidate will have state-of-the-art knowledge in translational EEG analysis, (social) behavior, synaptic plasticity and/or in vivo neuronal network analysis. Experience in AD or neurodegeneration research is desired. As part of a multidisciplinary project team, the candidate will be expected to develop, run and schedule in vivo experiments in line with project requirements. Work will focus on understanding neurophysiological alterations in brain connectivity in the course of AD with the goal to identify early functional biomarkers and/or druggable points of interaction. QualificationsCandidates should have a PhD in Neuroscience, Biology, Biopsychology or related discipline; Research expertise in the field of (rodent) neurophysiology, behaviour and data-analysis is required. Experience and expertise in MatLab programming is an advantage Intellectually curious and well-informed on the latest scientific advances in the field Demonstrates creativity and novel approaches to solving scientific problems Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage several experiments simultaneously Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with people Detail-oriented, with excellent record-keeping skills Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to effectively present scientific data and concepts to international standards. What s in it for you &? Caring for the world, one person at a time & As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously. As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.Primary LocationBelgium-Antwerp-BeerseOrganizationJanssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)Job FunctionR&DRequisition ID1700169465W

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