A postdoctoral position is available at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers University, Newark, in the laboratory of Dr. Pierre-Olivier Polack. Our laboratory investigates the integration of sensory information in the mouse primary and secondary visual cortices at the dendritic, neuronal, and network levels. The selected candidate will have access to a wide range of electrophysiology and functional imaging techniques that can be used in mice performing behavioral tasks. Our laboratory has a track-record in two-photon targeted whole-cell recordings in awake behaving mice (Polack et al., 2013 Nature Neuroscience), calcium imaging, voltage sensitive dye imaging, and optogenetics. More information is available on 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). Solid experience in programming in MATLAB or similar computing software 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The CMBN is a vibrant community of 15 PIs with overlapping interest in Behavioral and Cellular Neuroscience. The campus of Rutgers at Newark is located in North New Jersey, 20 minutes away from Manhattan, New York City using public transportation.
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/