Master’s thesis project: Neuronal mechanisms for alleviation of pain aversion
Research at the Neurophysiology Division of the Center for Brain Research in Vienna focuses on neuronal circuits involved in pain processing. A chief aspect of pain is its aversive quality, which constitutes a major psychological burden for chronic pain patients, who often experience elevated anxiety, depression, and social isolation. The successful applicant will join an ongoing team effort to examine how selective manipulation of specific brain circuits may alleviate pain aversion. Training opportunities would include advanced behavioral techniques, optogenetics and intra-cranial microinjections in behaving rodents, as well as in vitro methods such as immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. Highly motivated students with a keen interest in neuroscience, who are capable of learning and working independently while also collaborating with others, are encouraged to apply. Please send an application letter and CV (in English) to Dr. Roni Hogri, email@example.com, Neurophysiology Division, Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna.
Start of the position:
Department of Neurophysiology
Contact: Roni Hogri, Dr.
A Post-doc position is available at the Center for Brain Research, Med. Univ. Vienna, Austria in the lab of Prof. Thomas Klausberger for a period of 3 years initially.
The lab of T. Klausberger investigates how identified neurons in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus contribute to network operations, oscillations and cognitive behaviour. The techniques used include in vivo electrophysiology with glass electrodes and silicon probes in freely-moving and head-fixed rodents, cognitive tasks, Ca2+ imaging, optogenetics, multi-channel spike and local field potential analysis, immunofluorescence microscopy, Neurolucida 3D reconstructions of neurons and electron microscopy.
The successful candidate should have a PhD, should have a curiosity about cortical circuits and either have a strong scientific background in neuronal circuits and electrophysiology or have a strong computational background in the analysis of networks.
Passecker et al., Neuron 2019
Ciocchi et al., Science 2015
Klausberger & Somogyi, Science 2008
In case of interest, send your application, including CV and a letter describing your scientific interests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Start of the position:
Department of Cognitive Neurobiology
Contact: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Klausberger