Position to study neural circuits involved in sensorimotor information processing during behavior. The lab investigates the neural circuits involved in learned avoidance behavior (i.e. when an initially neutral sensory stimulus comes to evoke active or passive avoidance responses). We are deciphering the forebrain and midbrain circuits responsible for this intriguing behavior in mice by combining multiple procedures. The successful candidate will employ a combination of state of the art techniques in freely behaving and head fixed mice. This includes well-defined automated behavioral paradigms that use sophisticated video tracking together with electrophysiological (single-unit) recordings, optogenetics, DREADDs, calcium imaging, etc. There is also the opportunity to employ in vitro (slices) and in vivo (anesthetized) electrophysiology. Histological processing will complement the work conducted. The lab has extensive expertise with these procedures (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30936242) and utilizes novel data science management approaches to maximize rigor. The position title will be Research Assistant, Research Associate or Postdoctoral Fellow depending on the candidate’s qualifications. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The PI will work closely with the successful candidate in a very collaborative lab environment to ensure success of the projects.