A postdoctoral position is available starting September 1st, 2020 in the laboratory of Dr. Pierre-Olivier Polack at Rutgers University - Newark. Our laboratory investigates how visual processing in the primary visual cortex (V1) is modulated by behavioral states such as attention and expectation, and the impact of such modulations on visual perception. We use a wide range of electrophysiology and functional imaging techniques in mice performing behavioral tasks. Our laboratory has a unique track-record in two-photon targeted whole-cell recordings, calcium imaging, voltage sensitive dye imaging, and optogenetics in awake behaving mice. More information is available on our website at www.polacklab.org.
The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (or in a related field) and have demonstrated scientific productivity (i.e. first-author publications). Good knowledge of MATLAB or a similar programming language is required. Prior experience in in vivo functional imaging or intracellular electrophysiology is a plus.
Candidates should apply by sending a CV, a brief outline of current research, scientific interests and career goals, as well as the name and contact details of at least two academic references to Dr. Pierre-Olivier Polack (email@example.com).
The laboratory is hosted by the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers-Newark, a vibrant community of 15 laboratories with overlapping interests in neurophysiology and neuroscience. The campus of Rutgers at Newark is only 20 minutes away from Manhattan, New York City using public transportation.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: 2020-001
About Rutgers University, Newark
Rutgers-Newark is a campus of Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, located ~15 miles (25 km) south of New York City (20 minutes in public transportation).The mission of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers-Newark is to advance understanding of the brain’s structure and function through excellence in neuroscience research and training. We believe this goal can only be reached through an integrative approach that cuts across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Thus, CMBN researchers combine molecular, electrophysiological, neurochemical, anatomical, imaging, behavioral, and neuropsychological methods to analyze how the brain works, develops, interacts with the environment, and is modified by experience in health and disease. More information: http://cmbn.rutgers.edu/