The goal of this project is to test the contribution of the striatum to visually driven working memory in mice. The project includes mouse handling, training, conducting optogenetic experiments, analyzing behavioral data and doing some histology. The student is required to have at least basic (Matlab)-programming skills before the start of the internship.
At least 5 months full-time, starting from August/September 2018
The Comparative Social Neuroscience lab has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral position (full-time for 2 years). The lab aims at shedding light on the neural mechanisms of empathy by combining studies in humans and rodents using a broad array of techniques.
We are looking for a student with very good Matlab programming skills, and good knowledge of data analysis and statistics approaches to help with the analyses of very large in vivo calcium imaging datasets.
Developing a setup for behavioral training in mice. The ambitious goal is to build up new hardware and software and a state-of-the-art setup. Once the setup is ready, this project includes animal handling and training, and the analysis of data.
Rodent behavioral testing and analysis; In vivo fast-scan cyclic voltammetry; Optogenetics and pharmacogenetics; Deep-brain stimulation; Lesion studies; In vivo electrophysiology; In vivo microdialysis; Immunohistochemistry. Please have a look at our group site for more detailed information.
Animal handling and training, programming, extracellular recordings and/or two-photon imaging, data analysis, possibly extended with histological techniques and microscopy. Start dates between July 2017 – October 2017; respond as soon as possible. Start dates October 2017 – February 2018; respond before September 1st, 2017.
Research techniques include psychophysics, eye-tracking, EEG, etc. Start dates between July 2017 – October 2017; respond as soon as possible. Start dates October 2017 – February 2018; respond before September 1st, 2017