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 experiments in rats and mice that monitor a large number of neurons in behavioral tasks, in combination with optogenetic, pharmacological, behavioral, 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 by neurodegeneration 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 interest and who are motivated by exciting science and eager to learn new skills. We will provide an efficient and friendly learning environment to help lab members pursue their scientific careers.
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1. A Cover Letter describing why you are interested in the position and how it would help your career;