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Post-doc opening - Shepherd lab at Northwestern, Chicago

Northwestern Univ
Chicago, Illinois
Standard NIH scale
Closing date
Aug 19, 2021
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We have an open post-doctoral fellow position available immediately to pursue exciting new projects investigating 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. Open to applicants from all backgrounds. 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 PDF of CV, including names of 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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