Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Princeton, NJ
Posted
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University


Department
Princeton Neuroscience Inst - 24400

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 (dwtank@princeton.edu), Carlos Brody (brody@princeton.edu), Sebastian Seung (sseung@princeton.edu), Sam Wang (sam@synapse.princeton.edu), Bill Bialek (wbialek@princeton.edu), and Ilana Witten (iwitten@princeton.edu). 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.

Directory Title

Job Function
Regular Professional Research
Grade
RR 040
Standard Hours

Full-time/Part-time
Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
No
Benefits Eligible
Yes
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Statement of Research Interest
Other Document 1
Proposed Start Date

End Date, if a Term Appointment

Comments related to end date:
The initial term of employment is for one year with the possibility of reappointment based on satisfactory performance and continued funding.
EEO Statement
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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