Dr. Ekaterina Likhtik is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to join her team in the Biology Department at Hunter College, CUNY. The Likhtik Lab studies circuit-level communication during associative learning in different states of arousal. The lab is interested in cortical-subcortical dialogue during discrimination learning of threat from non-threat, learning about safety cues, and extinction learning. The team uses in vivo electrophysiology during behavior, circuit manipulation, neuroanatomy, molecular assays and other neuroscience tools to further our understanding of neural communication and computation within and between brain regions such as the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, auditory cortex, and basal forebrain.
The Biology Dept. at Hunter is part of a broader interdisciplinary neuroscience community of the City University of New York (CUNY) system and is knit into the research fabric of New York City, with thriving basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research. As such we are currently collaborating with colleagues in the Psychology Dept. at Hunter College, the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC, CUNY), Weil-Cornell, and Columbia University. Postdoctoral fellows have access to professional, and personal development courses/activities provided through The Graduate Center at CUNY, where Dr. Likhtik also holds an appointment. Stipend value of the fellowship will be commensurate with the candidate’s training and experience according to NIH guidelines.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related discipline, and less than three years of postdoctoral research experience at the official start date of the position. Applicants also must have training in electrophysiology and/or circuit manipulation techniques. Applicants with additional expertise in behavioral experimentation and analysis, programming, and other forms of in vivo physiology (e.g., imaging) are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills, as well as a dedication to teamwork and collaboration are qualities sought in any new addition to the lab.
Internal Number: Sept2019
About Hunter College, CUNY
The Likhtik Lab is in the Biology Department at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) located on 69th Street and Lexington Ave in New York City. We are also part of the CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative (CNC) at The Graduate Center of CUNY, and the Center for Translational and Basic Research (CTBR) in partnership with Weil-Cornell.