A postdoctoral position focused on investigating the neural mechanisms of learning and memory is available in the Laboratory of Ueli Rutishauser, jointly located at the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the California Institute of Technology.
The Rutishauser laboratory is broadly interested in human memory and decision making. We focus on understanding how new long-term memories are formed, how existing memories are retrieved to make choices, how social stimuli such as faces are processed, and the mechanisms of working memory. We utilize a combination of in-vivo electrophysiology (single-neuron and local field potential recordings), neuroimaging, computational and behavioral approaches. The focus of this project is on single-neuron recordings in epilepsy patients to investigate episodic memory.
We are seeking applications from outstanding individuals to join a vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research team consisting of investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the California Institute of Technology, and consortium partners. We provide ample opportunity for training with state-of-the art equipment, facilities, analytical methods, and experimental techniques. Our work is funded by the NSF, McKnight Endowment fund, and NIH, including a newly established NIH BRAIN consortium between Cedars-Sinai/Caltech (Rutishauser, Mamelak, Adolphs), University of Toronto (Valiante), Johns Hopkins University (Anderson), and Harvard/Childrens (Kreiman). This provides ample opportunity to work with large-scale single-neuron datasets to test model predictions and to collaborate with other consortium members.
Applicants should send a CV, brief statement of research interests, and contact information for 2-3 references to Ueli Rutishauser at email@example.com. Information about the lab and a list of publications can be found at www.rutishauserlab.org . Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Candidates should have a recent PhD in neuroscience or related field with a track-record of first-author publications. Strong programming (Matlab or similar), data analysis, and statistics skills are required. Previous electrophysiology experience is preferred. Excellent written and oral English communication skills are required. Previous human intracranial EEG and/or macaque electrophysiology experience is a strength. Applicants with strong and quantitative fMRI experience with a desire to learn intracranial electrophysiology are welcome.
Additional Salary Information: The position is available as early as Nov 1st 2017, with a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with prior experience (NIH scale). The position is available with an initial appointment for one year followed by renewal based upon satisfactory performance. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer M/F/Vets/Disabled
Cedars-Sinai Health System is among the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, medical education and medical research, with total annual revenues of $3.3 billion, and is one of the largest non-profit academic medical centers in the U.S. In addition to a large research enterprise, comprising more than 1,500 research projects and a robust technology transfer portfolio, as well as highly ...sought-after training programs, including more than 400 medical residents and fellows, Cedars-Sinai is widely known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai is a PhD-degree granting academic medical center that serves as a teaching hospital for a variety of outside training programs including UCLA.