Postdoctoral fellow: Neural Ensemble Mechanisms Underlying Sensation and Memory
University of Michigan
August 15, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
The Rothschild Lab at the University of Michigan (www.rothschild-lab.com) is seeking a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow. Our research focuses on the activity and plasticity of neuronal ensembles that underlie sensation-memory interactions. In particular, we study how cortical and hippocampal circuits transform salient sensory experiences into memories and how memory traces of previous experiences shape sensory processing. To address these questions, we use in vivo two-photon calcium imaging, electrophysiological recordings and optogenetics in behaving rodents, as they learn to perform sensory- and memory- guided tasks.
The successful candidate(s) will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field. Candidates with expertise in in vivo electrophysiology, two-photon imaging and/or optogenetics are particularly encouraged to apply. Proficiency with quantitative data analysis of neural activity is desirable.
Applicants should email Gideon a current C.V., contact information for three references and a brief description of research experience and interests. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: 777777
About University of Michigan
The Rothschild Lab is part of the Biopsychology area in the Psychology Department at the University of Michigan, which is comprised of labs that share a focus in the neuronal mechanisms underlying complex behavior. We are also part of the University of Michigan Neuroscience Graduate Program, which offers a vibrant and wide neuroscience community. The Behavioral Neuroscience program at the University of Michigan is ranked #1 nationwide by US News and World Report, and Ann Arbor is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the US.