Post-doc openings - motor and somatosensory circuits, Shepherd lab

Chicago, Illinois
Standard NIH scale
Feb 14, 2020
Feb 13, 2021
Research Area
Motor Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

We have 2 post-doctoral fellow positions available immediately to pursue exciting new projects investigating cellular circuits in the motor and somatosensory systems of mice, using optogenetic and electrophysiological methods in slices and/or in vivo, along with new behavioral paradigms for forelimb motor control and manual dexterity. Applicants with experience in quantitative methods in electrophysiology, imaging, optogenetics, molecular biology, motor behavior, custom instrumentation, and/or computational methods, and who are highly motivated for developing careers as independent investigators, are especially encouraged. For more information see The lab is located in a great part of Chicago, in the Department of Physiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Please send CV, including names of 2 or more references, to Dr Gordon Shepherd at

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.



Minimum requirements include strong graduate and undergraduate training in neuroscience and/or engineering, molecular biology, related disciplines.



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