Behavior + Electrophysiology Postdoc Fully Funded - University of Michigan

Location
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary
50000.00 - 55000.00
Posted
May 20, 2021
Closes
Jun 17, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Level
Mid Level

The laboratory of Brendon Watson at the University of Michigan Medical School is searching for 1 full-time fully-funded postdoctoral fellow in systems neuroscience.

We seek a postdoctoral fellow to fill a fully funded position to perform combined behavior and electrophysiology in rodents chronically in their homecages, with the goal of determining electrophysiologic correlates of stress and antidepressant treatment.

Our lab expertise is in electrophysiology and brain network function. In this project, we combine that with a novel system we have developed to record from animals over weeks in their homecages.   This recording system classifies behavior at sub-second resolution while allowing multi-region electrophysiologic recordings simultaneously.  In this study we will use this powerful system to study the effects of chronic stress on the electrophysiology of limbic system circuitry.  We will also study how subsequent ketamine acts on those same circuits to reverse stress effects.

We seek experimentalists with a PhD and expertise in electrophysiology, behavior and coding with an interest in the neurobiology of mood-related circuits.  We will work in collaboration with the machine learning group of Dr. Ivaylo Dinov.

We are at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, in the department of psychiatry and this project will be NIH funded.

The Watson Lab is committed to making neuroscience a more open and inclusive field, so we strongly encourage applications from individuals with non-traditional backgrounds or from underrepresented groups.

Positions will begin as early as July 1, 2021 and are funded for at least 1 year at the standard NIH postdoctoral fellow payscale with option to extend if it is mutually agreeable to both lab director and fellow.

Interested applicants please reply to brendonw@umich.edu, Please include CV, letter of intent/summary of background and copies of published articles relevant to your application.

More information:  http://watsonneurolab.org/

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