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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience - Gutierrez Lab

Barnard College
New York City, New York
65,000 - 75,000 / Yearly Salary
Closing date
Jun 17, 2023

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience - Gutierrez Lab

Job Description Summary
The computational neuroscience laboratory led by Dr. Gabrielle Gutierrez in the Neuroscience and Behavior Department at Barnard College is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in neuroscience at the systems and circuits level. The candidate will participate in an NIH -funded research project based in theoretical and computational methods. They will collaborate on a project investigating information processing in neural circuits. The focus of the project is to examine how neural circuits in the retina maximize coding efficiency by compressing visual information, how circuit-level noise impacts compression, and how the circuitry adapts its responses to counteract noise. The Gutierrez Lab additionally collaborates with other research groups on projects related to vision, circadian rhythms, and Drosophila connectomics.

The position will be available starting August 2023.

Type of Position


Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary Information

Essential Duties Summary

  • Research activities (e.g. designing computational experiments; writing code and running simulations; preparation of manuscripts for publication; presentations of research at lab meetings, conferences, and seminars)
  • Mentoring undergraduate research assistants

Required Qualification Summary

Candidate must have a PhD in a relevant discipline. Graduate studies related to neuroscience (e.g., neurobiology, biology, biophysics) and/or quantitative science (e.g., applied mathematics, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, bioengineering) are required. The candidate should have a grasp of computational modeling, information theory, and related topics. Familiarity with MATLAB and/or Python is required. The ideal candidate will also have excellent verbal and written skills.

Preferred Qualification Summary

  • Great communication skills
  • Methodical research documentation skills


Salary Range
65,000 - 75,000

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Open Date

Open Until Filled

Additional Information
Because the lab is new, the position will provide ample opportunity for the candidate to steer research protocols and best practices, and to contribute to establishing a healthy and convivial lab culture. This position is best suited for a postdoc who is independently-motivated, collaborative, and has a strong interest in mentoring and interacting with the next generation of young scientists. Furthermore, the candidate will have the freedom to lead the development of new research directions in collaboration with, and under the mentorship and guidance of, Dr. Gutierrez.

The Gutierrez Lab at Barnard College is affiliated with the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience ( CTN ) at Columbia University, and the candidate hired for this position will have access to the CTN in the Zuckerman Institute a few blocks away from Barnard's campus. Postdoc candidate may attend and participate in CTN seminars, lab meetings, social events, etc. Barnard is a small liberal arts college within the greater Columbia University system, and it is historically a women's college.

The position is a 2-year PI grant-funded position with the possibility of appointment extension if funding permits.

Required documents

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for 3 references


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  1. Curriculum Vitae
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