Description: We seek motivated applicants for a project aimed at developing a novel chemo-optogenetic tool for drug-refractory epilepsy. The project will optimize ad-hoc probes that will sense extracellular acidic pH shifts associated with epileptic activity and optogenetically silence excitatory neurons to inhibit seizure generation. The successful applicant will have a background in cellular / molecular neurobiology and molecular cloning, with some experience in culturing primary neurons and astroglia.

Employer: Dept. of Life Sciences, University of Trieste

Location: Trieste, Italy

Duration: 2-year Fellowship, starting from the beginning of 2024 (between January and March)

Application deadline: 20231231

How to apply: Send a short description of research interests and CV to Dr. Fabrizia Cesca (fcesca@units.it)

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