Visual Neuroscience Post-doc in Non-Human Primates

NIMH - Lab of Brain and Cognition
Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 17, 2019
Apr 14, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

An open funded post-doctoral position to study the neural mechanisms of visual perception, memory, and cognition in rhesus monkeys

Dr. Leslie Ungerleider’s laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) focuses on human and non-human primate cognition and shape perception, with an emphasis on face recognition.  Research in the lab takes a multifaceted approach to examine the neural underpinnings of high-level visual processes.  Techniques employed include behavior, neurophysiology, functional MRI, electrical and optical stimulation, pharmacological inactivation, and anatomical methods.

Current studies in the lab focus on the neural mechanisms mediating face perception, specifically, those mediating the recognition of facial identity, emotional expressions, and the sense of familiarity.  Opportunities to be involved in human imaging and TMS studies are also available.

To apply:  Submit a letter of interest, CV, research statement, and the names of 3 references to Dr. Leslie Ungerleider.

Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Adam Messinger ( 


The NIH is among the world’s premiere centers for neuroimaging research, with a large (approximately 4,000), vibrant, and multi-national postdoctoral community. 

NIH and DHHS are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Candidates should have a PhD or MD, preferably with fewer than 5 years of post-doctoral experience.   Candidates must have a strong background in systems neuroscience, vision science, or a related field.  Experience working with non-human primates is preferable but not required.  Good programming and communication skills are essential. 

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