Asari Group

Visual systems neuroscience

Open positions

Joining the lab

Currently there are opportunities to join our research group as a post-doctoral researcher or a trainee student. For all questions, please contact Hiroki Asari by email.

Applicants for post-doctoral positions

The project will be focused on the following main questions in the lab: 1) how signals flow within retinal circuits; 2) how retinal outputs are modulated under different internal states of an animal; and 3) how retinal outputs are integrated in the downstream circuits. Applicants wishing to integrate computational and experimental approaches are especially encouraged to apply. Research experience in any one of these areas is highly preferred but not required: mouse molecular genetics, viral neuronal tracing, behavioural assays, two-photon microscopy, optogenetics, electrophysiology, and computational modelling. A background in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering is beneficial. The successful candidate is expected to take a strong lead on his/her project and start to develop independent ideas. For applications please contact Hiroki Asari by email and attach your CV, a brief description of your research interests, and names of three references.

Applicants for trainee positions

Students will have the opportunity to learn how to address questions in systems neuroscience using a variety of cutting-edge techniques, including anatomical, physiological, and/or computational tools. Research experience in neuroscience or related fields is desired. Students are further expected to be highly motivated to work on challenging research projects in an international team for at least 1 year for a proper training. For applications, please contact Hiroki Asari by email and attach a motivation letter, your CV (including transcript if available), and names of two references. To learn more, please visit the pages for Visitors and Undergraduates at EMBL. For a local undergraduate in Rome, for example, we can provide a support through the Simons Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Neuroscience (application deadline: May 4, 2023). It may also be possible to find funding through your home institution.