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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: 2P deep-brain imaging; FRET Biosensors; Synaptic plasticity (Bergen, Norway)

Organization: University of Bergen

Position Information:

This project focuses on two-photon imaging and optogenetic control of protein function during long-term synaptic plasticity in brain slices and live rodents.

This position is part of the Top Research (Toppforsk) project “Molecular control of Arc protein: decoding a master regulator of synaptic plasticity and cognition”, funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project is led by Professor Clive Bramham of the Neuroscience Research Group.


The project team is multidisciplinary with expertise in molecular neuroscience, live-cell imaging, electrophysiology, protein structural biology, biophysics, and biochemistry.



  • The applicant must have a doctoral degree in cellular or molecular neuroscience, live-cell imaging technology, or a related discipline.
  • The applicant must have experience with two-photon (2P) imaging applications in neuroscience.
  • The applicant must have a strong track-record of scientific publication.
  • Experience with 2P deep brain imaging and optogenetics is an advantage.
  • Experience with 2P glutamate uncaging in brain slices is an advantage.
  • Experience with live-cell FLIM-FRET imaging is an advantage.
  • Experience in cloning and design of proteins for imaging is an advantage.
  • The candidate should be proficient in written and oral English.
  • Personal skills will be emphasized. The candidate should be able to work independently and interactively in a team setting, be motivated and responsible, and have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research.



Submit application through the “JOBBNORGE” website (

Position ID number: 151941

Application Deadline: May 20, 2018