POST DOC– EEG and touch screen cognition testing in rodents(Job Number: 00000FC5)
The Neuroscience Drug Discovery group of Janssen Research and Development, Beerse, Belgium,is looking for a POST DOC– EEG and touch screen cognition testing in rodents, in close collaboration with Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) precompetitive consortia.
This post-doctoral position will focus on the combined measurement of epidural EEG and/or in vivo electrophysiology (measuring local field potentials and/or multiple unit firing activity) and discrete learning and memory-related behaviors in rodents, to study neuronal network activity while the rodent is engaged in a cognitive test. Janssen Beerse has state-of-the art touch screen facilities and expertise, while also extensive experience and knowledge on in vivo rodent EEG recording and analysis is at hand. We are looking for a post-doctoral scientist with a background and/or proven interest in cognitive behavioral testing and neurophysiology. Affinity with complex signal analysis is a plus, but not a prerequisite.
We are looking for enthusiastic scientists with a keen interest in research into neurodegeneration and cognition, most specifically in Alzheimer’s disease and Autism Spectrum Disorders. A strong drive to add new insights to these fascinating but challenging fields of research as well as a wish to (team)work in an international, multidisciplinary research environment with state-of-the-art capabilities are key prerequisites. A minimum of a PhD with experience in relevant areas of neuroscience is required. The candidates should have a track record of scientific publications in international , peer reviewed journals and experience with relevant technologies, experimental design and statistical data analysis.
It is further expected that the candidates will develop effective relationships with other (industrial and academic) partners of the IMI consortia to further develop those tasks and models, will demonstrate high level of scientific credibility and develop an expertise in the area of research, will serve as a point of contact, participate in regular conferences arranged by those partners, and – at the level appropriate to the grade of seniority – will also represent Janssen on these consortia.
Primary Location:Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse
Organization: Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. (7035)