The International Brain Laboratory (www.internationalbrainlab.com) is looking for two exceptional post-doctoral fellows, to start as soon as possible. One of the positions will be based at University College London (London, UK) in the lab of Michael Hausser (www.dendrites.org), and the other will be based at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA) in the lab of Nick Steinmetz (www.steinmetzlab.net). Interested applicants should submit a CV and statement of interest, and/or are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Hausser (email@example.com) or Dr. Steinmetz (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange in-person meetings at SfN in Chicago. We also encourage applicants to visit the IBL booth (#2151). Both positions will have competitive salary and benefits, and are funded for three years in the first instance.
The International Brain Laboratory is a unique and ambitious multi-lab collaborative effort, funded by the Simons Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, whose goal is to understand the neural mechanisms of decision-making through a combination of large-scale, cross-lab experimental efforts alongside tight integration of theoretical and experimental approaches. Now in its second year, the IBL has already achieved standardization and replication of the mouse behavioral paradigm across labs - see posters from the IBL at this year's SfN meeting (241.08, 340.13) - and the effort to map the entire mouse brain at single neuron resolution is now underway. Postdocs in the IBL contribute to collecting datasets and building collaborative infrastructure in addition to developing and leading their own personal projects, which are accelerated and enhanced by taking advantage of the IBL experimental and computational tools and by mentoring from the other members of the collaboration. It is expected therefore that IBL postdocs will publish multiple impactful first-author papers in addition to being part of consortium-wide papers. For more information about the advantages of postdoctoral research at IBL, see www.internationalbrainlab.com/postdocs/.
The ideal candidate for these positions has experience in rodent physiology experiments and in data analysis (ideally using Python). They will have an exceptional record of rigorous and creative scientific work, and are excited about the possibility of joining a large, innovative collaboration at the forefront of modern neuroscience.
The IBL is a diverse, open, and inclusive collaboration and we strongly encourage applicants from under-represented groups to apply for these positions.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are competitive.
Internal Number: 0001
About International Brain Lab (at UCL, London or UW, Seattle)
The International Brain Laboratory is a global neuroscience collaboration with the goal of understanding how the brain makes choices, down to the cellular level, by studying the activity and interactions between individual neurons across its different areas in a standardized behavioral task (www.internationalbrainlab.com).