Jobs and academic oportunities

Postdoctoral positions:

Request for postdoc position in PIA-CONICYT program: Anillo de investigacion en Ciencia ACT1403

The eligible postdoctoral position to study the cognitive consequences of stress is available the Laboratory of Stress Neurobiology at Universidad de Valparaíso ( We use rodent models to elucidate the mechanisms by which chronic stress leads to psychiatric and medical disorders including dementia and depression. Specific interests include elucidating the basis of the impact of chronic stress on neural circuit that modulates auditory attention during adulthood and aging. Our approaches span from basic histology to in vivo recording in behaving rats. In particular, the eligible postdoctoral researcher will perform in vivo recording in the auditory cortex of stressed rats during an attentional task.

Requisite and expected skills:

- PhD in neurosciences, physics, engineering, biological or biomedical sciences (degree after 2012).

- Animal behavior.

- Basic histology.

- In vivo recording in behaving rodent.

- Signal analysis (Matlab, etc.) is mandatory.

- Ability to work in an interdisciplinary group of researchers.

The postdoctoral researchers must have full availability (44 h per week), and the expected beginning of this postdoctoral position is on March 1th, 2017. The offered salary is 1,200,000 CLP monthly, for one year renewable for another year, depending on the evaluation performed by the principal investigators.


Send an email with your CV and cover letter to: including the contact information of two references. Application deadline: January 1, 2017. The non-selected and selected applicants will be informed by email near 15th February, 2017. Granted postdoctoral fellows at the AUCO center are expected to apply with the principal investigators of the Dagnino Lab in May 2017 for postdoctoral Fondecyt funding. (

Graduate and undergraduates:

Graduates and undergraduates interested in participating research

please email Alexies Dagnino (


Spring 2016

-Behavioral Neurosciences (PhD and Master students)

-System Physiology (Undergraduate students)