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Postdoctoral Position Verona Company: University of Verona Department of Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Start in 13 February 2017 Duration: one year, with the possibility of renewal.

A postdoctoral research fellow position is immediately available to investigate the role of G-protein coupled receptors in the Alzheimer’s Disease. The project aims at developing new therapeutic approaches that may be translated into clinical applications.

Applicants must have a strong background in live-cell imaging, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. Whilst a background in Neuroscience is desirable, this is not essential.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to Prof. Mario Buffelli (mario.buffelli@univr.it). Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Mario Buffelli, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences,
Section of Physiology and Psychology,
University of Verona,
Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy
Email: mario.buffelli@univr.it

Electrophysiologist (Patch clamp in isolated cells and brain slices) Naples Company: University of Naples Federico II Department of Neuroscience Start in 01 May 2017 Duration: One year, renewable up to three years

A position is open for an experienced electrophysiologist (Patch clamp in isolated cells and brain slices) in the framework of a 3-year grant funded by the Fondazione Telethon entitled “Genotype-phenotype correlations, novel pathogenetic mechanisms, and pilot clinical studies in neonatal epilepsies associated to mutations in the KCNQ2/3 potassium channel genes” (GGP15113; Principal Investigator Prof. Maurizio Taglialatela). The project aims to understant the pathogenetic mechanisms of KCNQ2-encephalopathy (at the molecular and cellular levels) by investigating the functional properties of mutant channels in relevant in vitro and in vivo disease models.

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and their CV to Prof. Maurizio Taglialatela (mtaglial@unina.it); the position will be open until filled by a successfull candidate.

Postdoctoral cellular and/or molecular biologist Naples Company: University of Naples Federico II Department of Neuroscience Start in 01 May 2017 Duration: One year, renewable for three years

The position is for a cellular/molecular biologist to work on a 3-year project funded by the Fondazione Telethon entitled "“Genotype-phenotype correlations, novel pathogenetic mechanisms, and pilot clinical studies in neonatal epilepsies associated to mutations in the KCNQ2/3 potassium channel genes” (n. GGP15113) (Proncipal Investigator Prof. Maurizio Taglialatela).
The project aims to understand the pathogenetic mechanisms of KCNQ2-encephalopathy by investigating the functional properties of mutant channels in relevant in vitro and in vivo disease models.
Applicants should send a cover letter and their CV to Prof. Maurizizo Taglialatela (mtaglial@unin a.it).
The posistion is open immediately and will be open until filled by a successfull candidate.

Post-doctoral position to study synaptic membrane biology in neurological disease Leuven Company: VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research Department of Goodchild and Verstreken labs

We have a post-doctoral position to study the cell biological basis of neurological disease in the Goodchild and Verstreken labs in the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research in Belgium.

http://cbd.vib.be

Coordinated production of membrane lipids is central to many aspects of neuronal development and function. Furthermore, mutations in lipid metabolic enzymes are connected to many neurological diseases (Grillet, et al, Developmental Cell. 2016; Lauwers, et al, Neuron. 2016) including the related movement disorders of Parkinsons Disease and Dystonia. However, how synapses control the quantity and composition of their membranes is poorly understood. Not least this is because lipid synthesis occurs in the endoplasmic reticulum organelle which is poorly characterized in axons and synapses.

We have a joint post-doc position available in our labs to study how neurological-disease associated defects in lipid metabolism affect organelle and synaptic morphology and function. This project combines neurological disease with classic cell biology and neuroscience, and uses fly as a model organism. Our department houses state of the art live cell imaging capacities, 3D electron microscopy and CLEM, has an electrophysiology core, and CRISPR expertise to generate new genetic models. All these are available for this project.

Your Profile
Publication(s) in neuroscience, cell biology and/ or mechanistic disease research. Helpful to have Drosophila or electrophysiology experience, but priority is given to motivated candidates. The position has funding, although the succesful candidate is also expected to apply for personal fellowships.

About VIB and the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain and Disease Research.
VIB is a leading European life science institute, located in Flanders, Belgium. With more than 1470 scientists from over 60 countries, we perform basic research into the molecular foundations of life. The town of Leuven is located in the heart of Europe, with convenient high speed train, motorway and airport transport. In addition, our department is embedded within the KU Leuven university, that is ranked within the world’s top 50, and is a leading academic center.

How to Apply
email to Rose Goodchild (rose.goodchild@kuleuven.vib.be) or Patrik Verstreken (patrik.verstreken@kuleuven.vib.be) with a short personal statement on your interest and a CV.

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Research fellow position Elisabetta Ciani Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna - 40126 Bologna 0512091773 elisabetta.ciani@unibo.it