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Post-doc opening - Shepherd lab, Northwestern University

Northwestern Univ
Chicago, Illinois
Standard NIH scale with full benefits
Closing date
Jan 16, 2022
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Seeking applicants to join the laboratory of Dr Gordon Shepherd in the Department of Neuroscience, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago. Our lab’s overall goal is to understand how cortical circuits are organized to integrate diverse signals and control movements. Techniques we use include in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology, imaging, optogenetic, viral labeling, high-speed video, behavioral tracking, and more.

Projects will initially focus on cellular circuit analysis using electrophysiology and optogenetics. Experience in this area is welcome though not required; more important is an eagerness to learn. Preference given to applicants with skills in programming, data analysis, and instrumentation. There will be ample opportunity to branch out in various scientific and technical directions as the projects evolve. The training experience will be geared around supporting the trainee’s development as an independent scientist. Northwestern has excellent research facilities and a large and interactive neuroscience community.

Applicants with a recent or imminent PhD in neuroscience or related field, high-quality publications, and eagerness to think and work creatively and energetically towards understanding circuit-behavior relationships in the mammalian brain are encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Start date and other details are flexible. To apply, send CV (PDF, with list of references) to Dr Gordon Shepherd at For more info visit

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