A postdoctoral position investigating the cortical mechanisms underlying complex sound perception, and developing novel techniques for probing the role of cortical circuit elements in perception, is available immediately in the Sadagopan Lab, part of the Auditory Neuroscience group at the University of Pittsburgh.
Our research focuses on the mechanisms by which auditory cortex extracts meaningful sounds from noisy environments and constructs behaviorally useful representations of these sounds. Our lab uses electrophysiological, computational, behavioral, and optogenetic approaches in an animal model, and is interested in developing imaging methods.
Applicants must have a PhD in Neuroscience or a relevant field and must be eligible for employment in the US. Ideal candidates will exhibit strong scientific curiosity, be highly motivated, possess a strong work ethic, and have experience with at least one of the following skills: in-vivo electrophysiology, behavioral testing in animals, or in-vivo optogenetics. Other desirable skills include data analysis, programming, and scientific writing and communication.
Our laboratory is embedded in a group of labs with a focus on auditory neuroscience in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh. We regularly interact with the growing auditory community at both Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). We are embedded within the exceptional neuroscience community at Pitt (Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, CNUP) and CMU (Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, CNBC). Postdocs can thus interact with numerous labs sharing similar research interests, and participate in varied neuroscience seminars.
The University of Pittsburgh was ranked third in terms of total NIH funding received in 2018. Pittsburgh is a city that has transformed from its steel city roots into a healthcare and high-tech hub. In 2018, Pittsburgh was ranked the second most livable city in America, according to The Global Liveability Index (The Economist).
Interested candidates should email a brief statement of research interests and career goals, and a CV to Dr. Srivatsun Sadagopan (email@example.com).
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.
Internal Number: SadagopanLab
About University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Neurobiology
The auditory research group is part of the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.