Postdoc in Development and Plasticity of Mammalian Sensory Circuitry

University of Massachusetts- Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts
Depending on experience, NIH s
Sep 09, 2019
Nov 08, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

Seeking talented and highly motivated Ph.D. for a postdoc in development and plasticity of visual pathways in the new laboratory of Professor Sarah Pallas at the University of Massachusetts.  This NSF and DARPA funded position will provide the qualified candidate with the opportunity to gain research skills across systems, cellular, and molecular neuroscience, using several mammalian species as subjects.  The lab is well positioned to address long-standing questions about the interactions between sensory experience and genetic programs during development, plasticity, and evolution of the visual and auditory pathways.  Translational aspects involve mechanisms of visual perception, recovery from traumatic brain injury, developmental brain disorders, and optic nerve regeneration.  The successful applicant would have the unique opportunity to be working in a new lab with a well-established and funded investigator.  See for more information.  

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter describing research accomplishments, and contact information for three references to

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a related field (e.g. Neuroscience, Biology, Biophysics, Biopsychology, or Bioengineering), demonstrated skill in electrophysiology, and evidence of productivity.  Ability to work independently and as a member of a team is expected.  Strong writing and communication skills are essential.

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