Postdoctoral Associate in Neural Circuits of Learning and Memory
Baylor College of Medicine
February 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are immediately available to study neural circuit mechanisms of learning and memory and their involvements in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Successful candidates will design and perform in vivo electrophysiological experiments that record a large number of single neurons in rats and mice performing behavioral tasks, in combination with optogenetic, pharmacological, and/or computational approaches. We conduct high-quality hypothesis-driven research on exciting questions such as (1) how specific memory representations are formed, recalled and consolidated, (2) how social interactions facilitate learning through direct self-exploration, and (3) which specific aspects of memory processing is impacted in neurodegenerative diseases and how they can be rescued at the neural circuit level. For more details, please check out our website at https://www.bcm.edu/research/labs/daoyun-ji.
A Ph.D. in basic sciences/engineering or equivalent is required. Candidates with background in neuroscience, physical sciences, and/or engineering are encouraged to apply. Previous experiences in electrophysiology, animal behavior, and/or optogenetics using transgenic models or viral injections are preferred, but not required. We are looking for scientists who share our research interests and who are motivated by exciting science and eager to learn new skills.
To apply, please send application materials including a detailed CV, cover letter, and contact information of 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 1789001
About Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine is a leading biomedical research institution located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.