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PhD Student in Neuroscience
Aalto University

Date Posted Jul. 22, 2022
Title PhD Student in Neuroscience
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T314 Dept. Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Neurobiology/Neuroscience
We are looking for an excellent PhD Candidate to work in Characterization of healthy and diseased mouse models from retinal circuits to visually guided behaviour

  • Characterize the retinal output of different mouse models of retinal diseases
  • Correlate the retinal output to the animal behavior in the water maze

Expected Results:
  • Definition of the limit in ganglion cell output to trigger visual perception
  • Conclusions for expected visual perception during visual restoration based on the restored retinal output

Host institution: Aalto University (Aalto, Finland) - Supervisor: Petri Ala-Laurila

Aalto University (Aalto) is the largest technology-oriented university in Finland. The Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering is located in the Otaniemi campus - one of the most important north-european technology hubs, with a high concentration of companies, and research institutes from the high-technology sector, and with a thriving culture of entrepreneurship.

Dr Ala-Laurila has two laboratories ( one at Aalto University and one at University of Helsinki. Both labs work in integrated collaboration and have state-of-the art approaches to study retinal circuits and visually-guided behavior. They combine cutting-edge electrophysiological recording techniques with precise manipulations of retinal circuit function, mathematical modelling and quantitative behavioural measurements:

Requirements from the applicant:
  • Highly motivated, previous experience on behavioral experiments and/or electrophysiology is a plus
  • Formal requirements for eligibility: at the time of appointment, applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Application documents:
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Recommendation letters
  • Scanned copy of the degree which would formally entitle the candidate to embark on doctorate.
  • Transcript of records for both Bachelor degree and Master degree (or equivalents).

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they arrive so please submit your application as soon as you can.

For additional information, please contact Aarni Seppänen, 

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