Postdoc Fellow Position at the University of Maryland

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Closing date: Open until filled

Start date: 1st September, 2019

The Position

The Caras Lab is looking for one or more postdoctoral fellows to study the organization and activation of neural circuits supporting perceptual learning in Mongolian gerbils. Successful applicants will use a variety of techniques, such as wireless multichannel electrophysiology, targeted pharmacological brain infusions and optogenetics to measure and manipulate neural activity in awake, freely-moving animals engaged in behavioral auditory detection tasks. Candidates will be highly involved in all aspects of the research, from design to publication, and will additionally have the opportunity to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.


Educational Requirements:  Applicants should possess a PhD in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, Pharmacology,  Engineering, or a related field.

Qualifications and experience:  All interested candidates should have extensive experience in at least two of the following skills:  In vivo single- or multi-unit electrophysiology, MATLAB programming, quantitative animal behavior, in vivo  pharmacology, psychophysics, neuroanatomical tract tracing, fluorescent microscopy, immunohistochemistry, computational modeling, or engineering. In addition, all successful applicants will have strong laboratory, communication, and analytical skills.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV, a brief description of research interests, and the names and contact information of two or more references by clicking here.

Please mention that you found this job on the Scientifica website when applying.

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