Postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Robert P. Vertes of the Center of Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Dr. Vertes is pioneer in the study of the midline thalamus, with a concentration on nucleus reuniens (RE).
NIH funded position for a minimum of two years to principally examine neuromodulatory effects on the midline thalamus/RE in cognition and affective behavior, with a focus on serotonergic input to the limbic thalamus and orbital cortical interactions with the midline thalamus. Per recent work of the Vertes lab, the research will involve neuroanatomical, behavioral and electrophysiological analyses of structures of the midline thalamus, hippocampus and orbitofrontal cortex, to include unit/LFP recordings in behaving rats. A range of innovative methods will be employed including chemo/optogenetics and novel strains of Cre rats.
Seek a well-rounded neuroscientist with a background and experience in the disciplines listed above, with strong analytical and computational skills, and interest in and familiarity with the research of the Vertes lab (http://psy.fau.edu/people/vertes.php). Foremost, seeking a highly motivated individual committed to examining the role of the midline thalamic-hippocampal-PFC circuitry in learning and memory,.
Please contact Dr. Robert Vertes via email (email@example.com).