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Postdoctoral Research Associate I in Neural Circuits and Behaviors

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
Aug 1, 2021
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One or two NIH grant supported postdoctoral fellow positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Haijiang Cai in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Arizona, Tucson. The research of the lab focuses on the neural circuits and mouse behaviors, using optogenetics, chemogenetics, in vivo calcium imaging, molecular and brain slice electrophysiological tools. For more information about the lab, please visit  

Candidate should hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related fields upon the start date. The candidate is expected to:

* Perform independent and collaborative research projects on the neural circuits of mouse behaviors, learn and use molecular, histology, optogenetics, chemogenetics, and electrophysiology tools.

* Analyze and interpret data, writing manuscripts.

* Help supervise and train undergraduate students or other lab members.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information of two to three references to

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!   

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.   

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