Postdoc - Systems Neuroscience / Learning and Memory / Cortico - Hippocampal Interaction Study

Location
Dallas, Texas
Salary
NIH Stipend Scale - Based on Experience
Posted
Mar 25, 2021
Closes
Jun 23, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow positions focused on studying the hippocampal - cortical network communication are available in the laboratory of Dr. Jun Yamamoto, in the Psychiatry Department Neuroscience Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center to study learning and memory from the systems neuroscience point of view.  

Specific emphasis will be placed on understanding the neural content and the roles of hippocampal - cortical network synchronization during episodic memory tasks. We also study hippocampal – cortical interactions in Alzheimer’s Disease as well as psychosis model mice. These works will incorporate the use of high-density in vivo recording, circuit specific manipulations with opto/chemogenetic tools in freely behaving transgenic mice.

Candidates must hold Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Systems neuroscience research with a track record of leading projects to publication is preferred. Candidates who have experience with in vivo recording techniques as well as with computational / mathematical / physics background are strongly encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to direct independent projects in a multi-disciplinary setting and collaborate with the other members of the laboratory.

Information on our postdoctoral training program and benefits can be found in our Postdoc Handbook or at http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/postdocs.

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:

Jun Yamamoto, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry, NE5.310
UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390

Jun.Yamamoto@UTSouthwestern.edu

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