Research will focus on 1) interfacing novel materials to neuronal microcircuitry as bidirectional nano-scale interfacing devices, as well as on 2) using novel optogenetic and electrophysiological techniques for quantitively dissect network electrophysiology and its plasticity, relevant for natural and synthetic memories formation, deletion, and re-writing. This research, funded by the European Commission, aims ultimately at developing unconventional scientific & technological approaches for advancing our understanding on collective emerging behavior in neuronal ensembles, as well as for designing the next generation of neuroprosthetics and cognitive interfaces.
Applicants must have solid in vitro experience with patch-clamp in brain slices and in primary neuronal cell cultures. Experience in the domains of in vitro multielectrode arrays, optogenetics, photoactivation, analysis of synaptic transmission, neuronal excitability and population activity will be a plus. Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy ( http://www.ua.ac.be/research ); You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative, customer-oriented and cooperative;