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NIH Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship

Employer
Angelucci Lab
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary
NIH salary standard
Closing date
Dec 20, 2023

One NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the Angelucci Lab at the University of Utah is immediately
available to study visual cortical processing in non-human primate models. The lab
(https://www.alessandraangelucci.com) is currently investigating the anatomy and physiology of inter-
areal feedback projections, and of inhibitory circuits, in primary visual and early extrastriate cortex.
Methods employed include 2-photon imaging, optogenetics, multi-synaptic viral-vector tracing (TRIO),
and multi-channel electrophysiology in both acute and behaving primates (macaque and marmosets).
The lab is also involved in novel tool development with collaborators in electrical engineering and
computer science.
Persons interested in developing careers as independent investigators are encouraged to apply. In
general, candidates should hold a PhD in neuroscience, bioengineering, physics, computer science,
psychology, or similar disciplines. A background in vision research is desirable although not required.
The ideal candidate would have experience with one or more of the following: (1) In-vivo 2-photon
imaging of mammalian cortex and quantitative analysis of imaging datasets; (2) Neuroanatomical
techniques, including conventional tracer and viral vector injections, histological processing of tissue,
immunohistochemistry and in-situ hybridization, and analysis of anatomical data; (3)
Electrophysiological recordings in anesthetized or awake behaving preparations (particularly
marmosets), and related quantitative analysis and computational modeling. Strong programming and
quantitative skills (Matlab, Python, or C) are required for all positions, but particularly for those in
imaging and physiology.
Salt Lake City is an affordable mid-sized city and hub of the mountain west. Although traditionally known
for its close proximity to world-class skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking in the nearby
Wasatch mountains, the city is rapidly growing and boasts burgeoning cultural, artistic, and culinary
scenes. 5 National Parks all lie within a 4-hour drive of Salt Lake, and Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Los
Angeles, and San Francisco are less than 90 minutes by air.

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