Position Summary: The Princeton Neuroscience Institute seeks talented postdoctoral or more senior researchers for an NIH BRAIN Initiative project, starting immediately. This multi-investigator project involves studying the neural circuit dynamics underlying working memory during "accumulation-of-evidence" tasks in rodents. Our goal is to understand working memory at a brain-wide, integrative level. Brain regions to be investigated include frontal and parietal cortex, striatum, and cerebellum, with a view to achieving a whole picture of how these different brain structures work together dynamically to process, store, and transfer information to one another. The project is a collaborative effort between the research groups of David Tank (firstname.lastname@example.org), Carlos Brody (email@example.com), Sebastian Seung (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sam Wang (email@example.com), Bill Bialek (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Ilana Witten (email@example.com). Applicants are welcome to contact one of the investigators for more information.Applicants should be prepared to take a collaborative approach spanning multiple laboratories, and to take advantage of the thriving and growing neuroscience community at Princeton University. We are currently seeking candidates with experience in rodent behavior, electrophyisological recordings, and optogenetic manipulations.All activities will be supported by state-of-the-art facilities in the new building of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, including advanced two-photon imaging and electron microscopy systems located in the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics.Interested applicants must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu (Requisition #1600674) and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for at least two references. The initial term of employment is for one year with the possibility of reappointment based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.
Essential Qualifications: PhD in Neuroscience or related field
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in rodent behavior, electrophyisological recordings, and optogenetic manipulations.
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