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Postdoctoral Associate

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

Postdoctoral Associate

Required Qualifications: (as evidenced by an attached resume)
Doctoral Degree or foreign equivalent degree. Experience with behavioral training, either calcium imaging or electrophysiology in alert rodents, and data analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD or MD in Neuroscience, Psychology, Electrophysiology, or Behavior.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. Research will be in the field of systems, behavioral and circuit neuroscience, executing and analyzing experiments aimed at investigating how sensory context, expectation of incoming sensory stimuli and learning modulate activity in sensory and limbic areas.

• Animal care and training
• Electrophysiological recordings, imaging experiments, surgeries, anatomy, behavioral experiments and data analysis.
• Participate/assist in manuscript writing, grant writing
• Lab maintenance including equipment
• Other duties as assigned, which may include attending Scientific Conferences and Meetings

Special Notes:
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

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Job Number: 2204059Official Job Title: Postdoctoral AssociateJob Field: Post DoctoralPrimary Location: US-NY-Stony BrookDepartment/Hiring Area: Neurobiology & BehaviorSchedule: Full-time Shift :Day Shift Shift Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm Posting Start Date: Nov 7, 2022Posting End Date: Dec 7, 2022, 8:59:00 PMSalary:Commensurate with experienceAppointment Type: TemporarySalary Grade:E89

Postdoctoral positions available in the laboratories of Alfredo Fontanini and Arianna Maffei

The laboratories of Alfredo Fontanini and Arianna Maffei are recruiting postdoctoral candidates interested in studying the circuits involved in taste processing, control of licking, feeding behaviors and learning.
Our groups rely on complementary approaches (including electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetic, chemogenetic, viral tools, anatomy, a variety of behavioral paradigms and computational analyses) to study the cellular and circuits-level mechanisms underlying taste processing, motor control of licking, taste learning, taste-dependent behaviors, decision-making and homeostatic regulation of taste. Research projects are
available in each of these areas, and the specific directions will be shaped by the candidate’s interests. Future postdocs could join either one of the two groups or be part of a collaborative project.

The groups occupy adjacent space on the 5th floor of the Life Sciences Building and maintain ongoing collaborations and shared projects. The labs culture is welcoming and inclusive, the groups strive to provide a collaborative environment focused on scientific growth and excellence. The laboratories are also part of the Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics and collaborate with theoretical/computational neuroscientists to determine the mechanisms for neural circuit dynamics regulating perception and behavior.

The teams are housed in the department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Stony Brook University (New York), a vibrant and very collaborative department with interests spanning from molecular and cellular to systems and computational neuroscience.

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