Postdoctoral Scientist to Study the Basic Mechanisms Underlying Sleep and its Function in the Brain - Belgium
- The Laboratory of Sleep and Synaptic Plasticity (PI: Sha Liu) for Brain and Disease Research, is seeking an energetic, highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our group.
- Our lab employs multi-disciplinary approaches, including Drosophila genetics, behavior analysis, electrophysiology, functional imaging, and neural circuit mapping and manipulation, to study the basic mechanisms underlying sleep and its function in the brain.
- Current areas of interest include the roles of sleep in synaptic and network plasticity, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying these sleep-dependent processes.
- In addition, our lab is also interested in developing novel tools for precisely dissecting the neuronal and glial components of the fly brain.
- These tools will facilitate our own research in sleep but we also intend for them to be more generally useful to the neuroscience community.
- The postdoc will also have considerable freedom to develop his/her own projects in line with lab interests, in consultation with the PI.
- Excellent training.
- An opportunity to study exciting and important questions related to sleep in a genetically defined and tractable model system.
- A creative and collaborative environment with access to state-of-the-art equipment in the institute (including light-sheet microscopy and block-face scanning EM, etc).
- Competitive salary and benefits (with relocation support for international applicants).
- In addition, the successful candidate is also encouraged to obtain independent fellowships (Marie-Curie, EMBO, or National funding organizations).