About the team/job
The Rompani group is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow who will participate in neuroscience research as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists working within a highly collaborative international environment. The Rompani group uses a combination of in vivo imaging, mouse genetics, and virology to study how vision is influenced by other sensory systems and internal states (for more information, see https://www.embl.it/research/unit/rompani/index.html).
We are looking for clever, motivated people who are driven to study neuronal circuits and are eager to take a strong lead in their projects and the development of their own ideas.
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline is required, as is a PhD or soon to be obtained PhD. First author publications from the PhD are not required at the time of application but will be strongly preferred by the start date of the position. Please note in your CV any manuscripts in preparation or under review. Also, please indicate in the cover letter which skills you have and the sort of projects you would like to be involved in.
Researchers of any specific scientific background are welcome.
You might also have
Experience with any one of these areas is compatible with the work done in our lab but is not a strict requirement: in vivo calcium imaging, two-photon microscopy, optogenetics, electrophysiology, mouse molecular genetics, viral tracing of neural circuits, behavioral assays and computational modelling.
Why join us
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organization. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits. Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed upon review.
What else you need to know
EMBL is one of the highest ranked scientific research organizations in the world. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. The Neurobiology and Epigenetics Unit at EMBL Rome studies mammalian physiology from the molecular to the systems level using the laboratory mouse as a model system. We take advantage of a full range of core facilities, including bioinformatics services and a high-performance computing cluster. For more information, please see our website at www.embl.it.
To apply please submit a cover letter clearly stating your motivation and future research interests/plans and a CV with at least two referees through our online system at www.embl.it/jobs.