Senior Research Fellow in pathobiology of Parkinson's disease, University of Sydney

We have an opportunity for an established researcher in the field of neurosciences to join the School of Medical Sciences as a Research Fellow, or Senior Research Fellow. The role will assist with the coordination of supervision of a new program of research for the School of Medical Sciences on the pathobiology of Parkinson's disease. As this is a newly established team, this role will be critical in the successful execution of research projects to meet funding body milestones. The role will also assist in the management of the day to day operational capability of the team such as grant applications, laboratory management and resource allocation.
Applications close 9 May 2021
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MRes/PhD-stipend to investigate the TAU protein, Macquarie University

Considering a career in neuroscience and dementia research? Did you recently complete your studies in Biological/Medical Sciences with an Honours and were thinking about a PhD? Want to acquire a Master of Research along the way? – The Dementia Research Centre (DRC) is offering a MRes/PhD-stipend to investigate the TAU protein. The TAU protein is central to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. TAU undergoes a wide range of posttranslational modifications (PTMs) that govern its function and convey pathological pathways. The PTMs of TAU remain poorly understood. This project aims at deciphering the roles of different PTMs in TAU biology and disease using a wide range of technologies, including CRISPR genome editing. The multidisciplinary research program of the Dementia Research Centre at Macquarie University provides ample opportunities to learn and apply cutting-edge technologies to decipher mechanism in brain function and diseases.
Applications close 15 May 2021 11pm AEST 
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MRes/PhD-stipendMRes/PhD-stipend to develop next-generation cell/animal models for dementia research, Macquarie University

Considering a career in neuroscience and dementia research? Did you recently complete your studies in Biological/Medical Sciences with an Honours and were thinking about a PhD? Want to acquire a Master of Research along the way? – The Dementia Research Centre (DRC) is offering a MRes/PhD-stipend to develop next-generation cell/animal models for dementia research. The DRC is internationally renowned for developing disease models to study dementia. Using and advancing the latest CRISPR genome editing technologies, this project will overcome the limitations of current disease models (that are based on the overexpression of human pathogenic proteins) in order to provide a better understanding of neurodegeneration and accelerate translation of novel therapies into clinical trials. The multidisciplinary research program of the Dementia Research Centre at Macquarie University provides ample opportunities to learn and apply cutting-edge technologies to decipher mechanism in brain function and diseases.
Applications close 15 May 2021 11pm AEST
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https://www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres-groups-and-facilities/healthy-people/centres/dementia-research-centre 

Scholarship for PhD in Parkinson's Disease, NeuRA

The study will investigate region-specific changes in glymphatic function and determine any association with the protein accumulation and cell death that gives rise to the clinical disease. These important human brain tissue studies will determine whether alterations in the glymphatic system underlie neurodegeneration in PD and DLB and whether improving glymphatic activity may represent an avenue for disease prevention and/or treatment.

Applications close on 1 June 2021
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Professor in Neuroscience and Director of Neuroscience Centre, Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) seeks to appoint a distinguished scholar as the academic and executive director of the Gerald Choa Neuroscience Centre (GCNC). As an important discipline in biomedical science, neuroscience research at CUHK has a long history and notable achievements. Established with a generous and purposeful philanthropic endowment, the GCNC aims to be a world-class centre of excellence in multi-disciplinary neuroscience research, including neurogenetics, neural circuits and behavior, regenerative neuroscience, neural-vasculature interactions, neuromodulation and brain-machine interface, and other key research areas in neuroscience.
More > https://www.hro.cuhk.edu.hk/images/content/career/senior-academic-appointments/search-for-director-of-neuroscience-centre.pdf

Postdoc position available in the Department of Neuroscience to study the role of the thalamus in the dynamics of population activity in the sensory cortex

A post-doctoral position is available from February 2021 on a collaborative research project led by Dr. Mehdi Adibi (STARS Starting Grant) and Prof. Stefano Vassanelli (NeuroChip Lab) in the Department of Neuroscience (DNS), University of Padova. The project aim is to study the role of thalamic input in the spatiotemporal dynamics of population activity in the somatosensory cortex.

The project will employ new extracellular array electrophysiology technologies using Neuropixels probes and ECoG grid arrays in rodent model in vivo.A post-doctoral position is available from February 2021 on a collaborative research project led by Dr. Mehdi Adibi (STARS Starting Grant) and Prof. Stefano Vassanelli (NeuroChip Lab) in the Department of Neuroscience (DNS), University of Padova. The project aim is to study the role of thalamic input in the spatiotemporal dynamics of population activity in the somatosensory cortex. The project will employ new extracellular array electrophysiology technologies using Neuropixels probes and ECoG grid arrays in rodent model in vivo.

The successful applicant is expected to have fundamental knowledge of electrophysiology in animal models, preferably rodents (in anaesthetised or awake preparations), and able to perform extracellular recording using microelectrode arrays. Basic knowledge of neuronal data analyses such as spike sorting and LFP signals is essential. Competency in the use of Matlab or Python is required for data analysing. A basic understanding of optogenetics is recommended.

For further information contact Dr. Mehdi Adibi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Prof. Stefano Vassanelli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Interested applicants, please send the CV along with contact information for a reference via email to Dr. Mehdi Adibi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Prof. Stefano Vassanelli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.