lundi 27 août 2012

Postdoctoral position on Plasticity in the song system at the University of Liege, Belgium

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jacques Balthazart and Charlotte A. Cornil in the GIGA Neurosciences at the University of Liège, School of Medicine, to study by a combination of in vivo imaging and molecular techniques the question of how brain plasticity is regulated at the cellular level in two songbird models (zebra finches and starlings) with different song learning and neuroplasticity characteristics. The successful candidate will be in charge of neuroanatomical and neurochemical studies by techniques such as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and/or tract tracing that will be combined with in vivo imaging studies performed in Antwerpen. The candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in these imaging studies. We are seeking for a highly motivated post-doc candidate with a strong background in neuroendocrinology and (avian) neuroanatomy. Experience in the study of brain plasticity would be an asset. Applicants must have a PhD. The position is available on October 1st, 2012 and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Funding is available for five years but contracts will be issued annually with possible renewal by mutual agreement. To apply, please send a motivation letter, CV and at least two letters of recommendation to Jacques Balthazart ( or Charlotte Cornil  ( 
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