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3 year postdoctoral position on a research project to investigate the role of GABAergic neurons of the mouse amygdala on behaviour 883576

The postdoctoral position is a full-time position with 37 hours per week . Preferential starting date is from 1 April 2017or as soon as possible hereafter.

Faculty of Health at Aarhus University, also in collaboration with the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience DANDRITE, wants to fill vacant position as postdoc.

Faculty of Health at Aarhus University includes a large, internationally known community of neuroscientists who aim to gain a broader knowledge of the nervous systems function and disorders.

DANDRITE is the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. DANDRITE was established by Lundbeckfonden and Aarhus University in 2013 and performs basic and translational research in brain and the nervous system. DANDRITE is an interdisciplinary research centre affiliated with two faculties at Aarhus University, the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Science and Technology. The centre has ties to Aarhus University Hospital.

The workplace address is Ole Worms Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C.

Job responsibilities

The applicant will perform electrophysiological, optogenetics and behavioural experiments in rodents. Capognas group has recently made several progress to understand the role of GABAergic neurons of the amygdala in emotional-related circuits (e.g., Bazelot at al, Neuron, 2012; 2015; Capogna, Curr Opinion Neurobiol., 2014; Bocchio et al, eNeuro, 2016). The aim of the project is to progress our understanding of the amygdala GABAergic system in relation to behaviour (e.g., various brain states -wake, non-REM sleep, REM sleep; emotional learning and memory). To achieve this aim, combined electrophysiological, optogenetic and behavioural approaches will be performed.

Specific competences

Previous experience in electrophysiology in vivo or in vitro, possibly including optogenetics.

The successful applicant is expected to be able to manage the project, develop novel technical approach, conduct firm, kind and thorough supervision and be a good team player.

We offer

An exciting collaborative international research environment at both Aarhus University, Health also in collaboration with the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience, DANDRITE.

A challenging position in an exciting new project addressing important fundamental question on neuron structure/function addressed with a novel technical approach.

The project is carried out in a highly collaborative team and draws on experimental collaborations with the group of Sadegh Nabavi, DANDRITE. It will thus allow further development of skills in project management, collaboration, experimental techniques and data dissemination.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Marco Capogna, e-mail: note that applications cannot be sent to this e-mail address - see section on Application below). Required qualifications

Appointment in this position requires a PhD degree in neuroscience or related subjects.
Please also see section about 'Specific competences' above.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).


    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the faculty's Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus University's Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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