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Job descriptionThe Liu Lab (Laboratory of Sleep and Synaptic Plasticity) [https://www/
flysleeplab/
com/] at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, Belgium, is seeking 1-2 highly motivated postdoc candidates to join our lab/
We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including Drosophila genetics, quantitative behavior analysis, electrophysiology, functional imaging, single-cell transcriptional profiling, and neural circuit manipulation, to understand the molecular and cellular basis of sleep and its function at the synaptic and circuit levels/
The successful candidate will investigate the roles of sleep in synaptic plasticity and the molecular mechanisms underlying these sleep-dependent processes in Drosophila (ERC founded project)/
Selected Publications:Tabuchi et al/
Cell (2018)/
175:1213-1227 [https://www/
cell/
com/action/showPdf?pii=S0092-8674%2818%2931228-5] /
Liu et al/
Science (2017)/
356:534-539/
[https://docs/
wixstatic/
com/ugd/a1cf33_e74d82dcbe8a40b5b6bb343cd3433089/
pdf] Liu et al/
Cell (2016)/
165:1347-1360/
[https://docs/
wixstatic/
com/ugd/a1cf33_c36e76c5731e45bb80d3acd34ae90b87/
pdf] Liu et al/
 Neuron (2014)/
82:151-166/
[https://docs/
wixstatic/
com/ugd/a1cf33_c36e76c5731e45bb80d3acd34ae90b87/
pdf] For more information about the lab: http://www/
flysleeplab/
com/ [http://www/
flysleeplab/
com/] and our center: https://cbd/
vib/
be/ [https://cbd/
vib/
be/] ProfileEssentialA PhD degree (or will obtain one within 12 months) in neurobiology, neural physiology, biophysics, developmental biology or any related disciplines A fascination to understand complex neural systems, and enjoy performing experiments/
Desirable but not requiredPrevious research experience with synaptic physiology or electrophysiology of ion channels is desirable/
Strong technically training in patch-clamp electrophysiology or in vivo two-photon imaging is preferred/
A computational/quantitative background with strong experience in programming (python, C++, Matlab) is a plus/
We offerA versatile and challenging academic position with diverse contacts in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and various opportunities to broaden your expertise/
State-of-the-art core facilities/
Financial support is available for at least 4 years upon successful performance/
Starting Date: as soon as possible/
How to apply?For more information please contact Sha Liu [mailto:sha/
liu@kuleuven/
vib/
be] /
Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV incl/
list of publications, a motivation letter, and the contact information of three referees/