Postdoctoral position NYU – Mouse large scale neurophysiology during decision making – international collaboration (International Brain Laboratory)
We are setting up a new rodent laboratory to study decision making as part of an international collaboration of 20 experimental and theory lab across the US and Europe. The team consists of experimental and theoretical neuroscientists collaborating to understand brain-wide circuits for complex behavior. Our experiments will take place at NYU, New York, but the position is funded through the (International Brain Laboratory, IBL; see https://www.internationalbrainlab.com/), with close interactions with the other collaboration labs, including the best theorists world-wide. We will be using the new Neuropixel probes with over a thousand recording sites. We are looking for applicants with a background in computational, systems-level and cognitive neurobiology; experience in rodent electrophysiology and good programming/mathematical skills are desirable.
Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, engineering, computer science or a related discipline. Applications should include current CV, a letter describing their interests and future goals, together with the names and contact information of at least three references to:
The Center for Neural Science is the focus for teaching and research in the brain sciences at the Washington Square Campus of New York University. Formed in 1987, the Center has been a department of the Faculty of Arts and Science since 1994.
The research interests of the faculty span a broad range of topics in neural science, including mechanisms of perception, cognition, and action. Technique...s in use in our laboratories include molecular and cell biology, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, brain imaging, and human and animal behavior. Empirical work at every level of investigation benefits from fruitful interaction with a unique and distinguished group of theorists both within the Center and in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The Center also benefits from the outstanding academic environment at the Washington Square Campus, including major research programs the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics, and Psychology. Beyond Washington Square, the Center enjoys a close cooperative relationship with the Neuroscience Institute and with other researchers in the basic and clinical neurosciences at the NYU School of Medicine.