Postdoctoral Researchers - University of California, Riverside
University of California, Riverside
April 11, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Who we are:
The Yang Lab at the University of California Riverside is seeking talented, highly motivated candidates to fill 1-2 postdoc positions. Our lab is uniquely positioned to combine state-of-the-art recording and manipulation techniques with computational modeling to address important questions in systems neuroscience.
Our current main interest is in neuromodulatory functions. We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including in vivo patch-clamp recording, population-scale recording, optogenetics, chemogenetics, quantitative animal behavior and computational modeling (e.g. Yang, Kwon, Severson, O’Connor, Nature Neuroscience 2016; Kwon, Yang, Minamisawa, O’Connor, Nature Neuroscience 2016; Yang, Shew, Roy, Plenz, Journal of Neuroscience 2012) to understand the cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying neuromodulatory regulation of sensory processing and decision-making in mice.
Who you are:
Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in neuroscience or related disciplines.
Ideal candidates are expected to be highly self-motivated and have a strong desire to become independent investigators.
Applicants with experience in electrophysiology and less than 3 years of postdoctoral training are preferred.
Experience in in vivo two-photon calcium imaging and/or analytical skills with Matlab would be a plus, but not required.
What we offer:
Excellent opportunities to advance your academic career
Excellent training in technical and analytical skills
Vibrant and dynamic research environment
Collaborations with neural computation, human brain imaging and biophysics labs in Southern California and other international institutes
Above NIH-pay-scale postdoc salary
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a single PDF including a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please visit www.hyanglab.com.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Internal Number: Postdocs-Hongdian Yang
About University of California, Riverside
The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.
Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR currently hosts about 22,000 students, with 900 instructional faculty, including 660 ladder-rank faculty. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and Provost Paul J. D'Anieri are implementing plans for an aggressive expansion of the faculty, planning to bring an additional 300 ladder-rank faculty onboard.
The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.
We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.