A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available ASAP to contribute to a funded project examining olfactory sensory processing for social recognition in mice. The project aims to bring the systems neuroscience of olfaction into a more ethologically relevant context, advancing our understanding of naturalistic stimulus processing and odor-guided naturalistic behavior. There will be a substantial investment in understanding the role and relevance of oxytocinergic signaling in olfactory areas during social interactions. The state-of-the-art approaches used in the lab include extracellular population recording, calcium imaging, fiber photometry, optogenetic and chemogenetic perturbations, and statistical modeling of group social interactions.
The PI is active and engaged with the daily work of the lab, and there is ample opportunity to make an impact on the lab’s research trajectory and culture. Training will include support in technique development with local expertise, opportunities to attend training courses in computational and experimental techniques, preparation of funding applications, and other career development opportunities. Our institution is unique in its strong relationships with both corporate partners and local academic institutions. This significantly broadens the career paths one may consider while training at Monell.
Expectations include rigorous standards for conduct of experiments, careful documentation of data and analysis, preparation of high-quality figures and text to communicate findings with colleagues, and presentations at professional meetings.
- Requirements include a Ph.D. in neuroscience, or a related area.
- Prior experience in systems neuroscience in rodent models is preferred.
- Collaboration in a team environment.
- Mentoring students and other trainees.
Applicants should submit the following documents to https://apply.interfolio.com/139308
- A cover letter explaining your experience, research interests and career goals.
- A curriculum vitae
- The names and contact information of 3 references
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