Postdoctoral fellowship in systems neuroscience

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
negotiable
Posted
Apr 30, 2021
Closes
Jun 29, 2021
Research Area
Sensory Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Level
Mid Level

Two full-time postdoctoral positions in systems neuroscience are available in Dr. Valentin Dragoi’s laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas at Houston and the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University. Both positions offer candidates the opportunity to dissect neural circuits for relevant behaviors, one position involving optogenetics in nonhuman primates and the other position involving wireless recordings of brain activity in freely moving nonhuman primates. The positions will offer opportunities for combining multiple-electrode recordings in visual and prefrontal cortex, electrical and optical stimulation, behavioral, and computational approaches. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in systems and/or computational neuroscience as well as experience with neurophysiological recording techniques. Knowledge of Matlab, C++, and statistical modeling constitutes a plus. Completion of the PhD degree in neuroscience, psychology, engineering, physics, or related field is required before the start date. Our institutions offer a first-class training and research environment in systems and computational neuroscience, and a highly collaborative environment with scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Houston. To apply, learn more about our lab, please visit our lab website (https://sites.google.com/uth.edu/dragoilab/home). To apply, please send a CV and brief statement of research interests to Samantha.debes@uth.tmc.edu and Ariana.r.andrei@uth.tmc.edu with the subject line ‘Postdoc position’.