The Jaeger lab in the Department of Biology at Emory University https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/jaegerlab/ is looking to hire 2 postdoctoral fellows under an NIH BRAIN Initiative funded project on the role of the basal ganglia in motor decision making in behaving mice. The project aims to elucidate how subcortical structures feed back onto and influence cortical processing. One position involves biophysically detailed computer modeling of basal ganglia – thalamocortical interactions. The other position involves voltage imaging and electrophysiological recordings for optogenetic investigations of basal ganglia influence on thalamo-cortical circuits in behaving mice. Emory University provides an extensive and exciting postdoctoral training environment in Neuroscience and a highly collegial and interactive neuroscience community. Atlanta is a cosmopolitan city in the Southern USA with a very reasonable cost of living and a moderate climate.
Modeling Position: Requires previous computational modeling experience with NEURON or GENESIS software and a strong background in the biophysics of neurons. A PhD in a related discipline.
Experimental Position: Requires doctoral research experience with awake rodents and neurophysiological recordings. Advanced skills in data analysis using Matlab or Python are also required.
Additional Salary Information: paid by experience according to NIH postdoctoral NRSA levels:
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