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Brown University Postdoc in Systems Neuroscience

Desrochers Lab, Department of Neuroscience, Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Salary according to the NIH scale + benefits
Closing date
Dec 24, 2022

Job Details

The Desrochers Lab at Brown University is currently recruiting multiple positions. The text that follows is specific to a postdoc. Please contact Dr. Desrochers if you are interested in other (e.g., graduate student or RA) positions.

We invite applications for a unique Postdoctoral Research Associate position to study the neural bases of cognitive and behavioral sequences in the laboratory of Dr. Theresa Desrochers in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University. The position will include the opportunity to study behaving NHPs using fMRI, neurophysiology, and/or computational techniques. The Desrochers Lab ( provides a unique cross-level and cross-species training environment situated within a highly collaborative research environment fostered by Brown University and the Carney Institute for Brain Science ( With the research and brain science communities growing, it is an exciting time to be at Brown University.

Applicants should have a strong background in systems neuroscience, behavioral training, electrophysiology, or fMRI. Strong quantitative skills and previous experience with animals and/or NHPs is preferred. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, or a related discipline or must show evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed before the start of the position. This funded position is initially for 12 months with the possibility of renewal. Compensation will be commensurate with relevant experience according to the NIH scale.  Brown University is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. For more information, please contact Please apply via Interfolio at and send email to to confirm receipt.


Broadly, the Desrochers Lab seeks to understand how habits and motor sequences are organized into sequences of tasks through research that combines animal and human experimental models. We are located in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University. The environment uniquely combines cutting edge research with a collegial atmosphere perched on a beautiful campus in Providence, RI. Life around Providence is rich with opportunities to both enjoy city life (great food, theater, music, etc.) and the outdoors (parks, beaches, etc.). Providence is also very close to an easy airport (~20 min), Boston (~30 min) and New York (~3 hrs).

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