Postdoctoral Position - Locus Coeruleus Activity in Behaving Rat- Rutgers University Brain Health Institute.
A postdoc position is available to study the role of noradrenergic locus coeruleus neurons in decision, attention and behavioral utility using multi-site unit recordings in behaving rats. Join a lab that is nationally recognized for research into cognitive functions of noradrenergic and other modulatory brain systems. Interdisciplinary studies combining neurophysiology with neuroanatomy, viral neurotransduction, DREADD or optogenetic manipulations, or behavioral pharmacology experiments are also planned. Applicants must have a strong academic record of independent research with a PhD or MD degree. Expertise with behaving rats or with in vivo single unit neurophysiology is preferred. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, names of 3 references and a cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications to Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D., Director, Brain Health Institute and Strongwater Endowed Chair in Neuroscience at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must have a strong academic record of independent research with a PhD or MD degree. Expertise with behaving rats or with in vivo single unit neurophysiology is preferred.
The goal of the Brain Health Institute (BHI) is to develop neuroscience at Rutgers to become a highly translational and internationally preeminent research enterprise. New tools are transforming neuroscience, and these afford an unprecedented opportunity to create new treatments for central nervous system disorders. Neuroscience has been identified by Rutgers University as one of five signature ar...eas for future focus and development. As part of this strategic plan, the BHI was established to become an internationally recognized center for basic, translational, and clinical research into the biological bases of human brain function and dysfunction. The BHI is the home for the overall Rutgers neuroscience initiative, and is a growing interdisciplinary institute consisting of more than 250 principal investigators with neuroscience laboratories across various campuses of Rutgers University and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.