ORGANISATION/COMPANYRIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/09/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Saitama
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
Laboratory for Circuit and Behavioral Physiology, Center for Brain Science (Team leader:Thomas Mchugh)
We have recently combined our expertise in physiology with the emerging technology of memory engram labeling, based on the combination of immediate early gene expression and optogenetics, to functionally tag, identify & manipulate neurons involved in the encoding of a specific memory. Building on this we will collect and analyze high-density recording of neuronal activity in the the hippocampus and cortex, allowing us to examine the interactions of neurons across brain regions during memory consolidation and recall. The work will contribute to a 3-year collaborative project with the University of Bristol, jointly funded by UKRI (BBSRC) and the Japan Society for Promotion of Science.
[Job title and description]
Job title, available positions:
Research Scientist (1)
The successful candidate will be expected to take the lead in running, analyzing and publishing experiments in which high density neural recordings are combined with optogenetic methods to quantify network information processing during learning and sleep. Experiments will harness resources from both the UK (Jones lab) and Japan (McHugh lab) labs, using exchange visits to coordinate approaches and learn new techniques. The project will involve:
･In vivo neuronal network recordings using chronically implanted electrode arrays in mice
･Use of inducible, cell type-selective genetic lines to “tag" defined neural populations
･Optogenetic stimulation and silencing
･Training mice in maze-based tests of cognition
･Matlab-based analysis of neuronal network recordings
Branch and address:
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)
[Start of employment]
As early as possible
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