The Miller lab at the University of California San Diego are seeking highly motivated post-doctoral fellows to participate in research program aimed at elucidating the neural basis of natural behavior in the primate brain. http://millerlab.ucsd.edu
There are positions for each of the following two projects testing freely-moving marmoset monkeys:
Neural basis of Vocal Communication. These experiments examine the role of the ventral cortical pathway for vocal signal recognition during natural marmoset vocal interactions.
Spatial Navigation. These experiments build on our recent discovery of place cells in marmoset hippocampus during free-navigation to further explicate spatial encoding in the primate medial temporal lobe.
The positions are funded through two NIH R01 grants and are available immediately. Salaries will be based on experience and the NIH post-doctoral scale.
Candidates should have a strong scientific background in systems and/or computational neuroscience. Individuals with expertise in neurophysiological recordings in behaving animals (particularly non-primate models) and computational analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.