The Doiron (http://www.mathematics.pitt.edu/person/brent-doiron) and Tzounopoulos (http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu/people/peopleDetail.aspx?uid=556) groups at the University of Pittsburgh are currently seeking one postdoctoral fellows to work on collaborative projects using electrophysiological, imaging and computational approaches on cortical circuits of audition. The Doiron (theoretical neuroscience expertise) and Tzounopoulos (molecular-cellular-in vivo/vitro-behavioral expertise in auditory neuroscience) laboratories have complementary expertise in experimental and theoretical neuroscience; have collaborated with success in the past; and have trained many postdoctoral trainees who are currently tenure-track independent investigators.
The postdoc will be using in vivo whole cell recordings and calcium imaging in awake behaving animals, as well as applying theoretical neuroscience techniques (in collaboration) to understand the genesis and consequences of neuronal variability in auditory cortical networks; the information transfer in the auditory cortex; and the role of inhibition in normal and pathological cortical auditory processing.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience and an excellent track record of scholarship. Experience in electrophysiological and imaging approaches, as well as in mathematics is preferable. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from under-represented groups. Interested persons should send their CV, a cover letter stating research interests and career goals, and names and contact information of two references to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.