We are inviting applications for three postdoctoral positions within the Zebrafish Neuronal Networks Group at the Department of Neuroscience (Uppsala University, Sweden). The research group, established in 2015, currently consist of four post-docs, three PhD students and a lab-manager. We investigate the formation and function of neuronal networks in zebrafish, with a focus on the locomotor network and the lateral line system. The goal is to connect the formation of a circuit with its functionality, both at the cellular and at an organism level. We use a range of techniques to reveal how cells are generated and integrated within a network and how their activity affect behaviour. For example, we employ CRISPR/Cas9 mediated knock-in to label new neuronal populations and use Light-sheet microscopy to perform in vivo time-lapse imaging to visualize their formation. To study the function of specific neurons within a circuit we use optogenetics and calcium imaging combined with analysis of animal behaviour. Furthermore, we use single cell RNA sequencing to identify subspecialization and aim to establish viral tracing to investigate the connectome of defined neuronal populations.
For more information regarding our research, see the links below:
Uppsala is a university city of 172.000 people that cater to all needs in a picturesque setting located only half an hour by train from the capital Stockholm. Uppsala University was founded in 1477 and has 46.000 students and 7.300 employees. The department offers courses in pedagogics and plenty of teaching opportunities for those aspiring an academic career. There are possibilities of entering mentoring programs and both the department and university have active post-doc associations.
Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding performance throughout their previous studies by publications in peer-reviewed international journals. The candidate should be highly motivated, organized, and able to work independently. Strong English skills are required. Candidates should have a PhD degree and experience in one or more of the following is desired and meriting:
- Zebrafish as a model system (Felasa C)
- Calcium imaging
- Viral tracing in neurons
- Single cell RNA sequencing
- Data analysis using MATLAB or Python
- Light-sheet, confocal, and/or 2-photon imaging
The positions are available immediately, with funding for 1 year with the possibility of an extension. Interested candidates should send their applications; cover letter including a brief statement of research interests and technical expertise, CV, publication list, as well as contact details of references directly to Dr. Boije (firstname.lastname@example.org).