PhD student position in optogenetic fMRI in rodents

Sensorimotor Plasticity Lab
Gainesville, Florida
Oct 29, 2019
Nov 28, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The Sensorimotor Plasticity Lab ( at the University of Florida has openings for PhD students starting in fall 2020. The PhD project is focused on motor learning and recovery in rodent models of stroke using cutting-edge neuroimaging and optogenetic stimulation techniques. The project involves behavioral training in mice, stereotactic surgery, rodent functional MRI, as well as fMRI data analysis.

Location: Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, and McKnight Brain Institute at University of Florida

Funding: University/Departmental funding is available for this position upon approval

Qualifications: The Successful applicant must have a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Neuroscience or related field. Prior experience working with mice/rats, neuroimaging and/or wet lab experience is preferred.

Start date: August 2020

Interested students should send their CV to with any questions and for further information on the application process.

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