Postdoctoral Scholar - Xu Laboratory

Irvine, CA
Jul 12, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Medicine - Anatomy & Neurobiology


    Open July 11th, 2017 through December 31st, 2017


    Two postdoctoral scholar positions will be available in the laboratory of Dr. Xiangmin Xu at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), supported by new NIH funding. The research of Dr. Xu's laboratory is focused on neural circuitry, which applies to understanding the neurobiology of visual perception, learning and memory, and stress. We use combined approaches of electrophysiology, photostimulation and optical imaging, genetically modified viral tracing to address neural circuit questions.

    The candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with strong experimental training in cellular or systems neuroscience. Candidates who are experienced in either whole cell recording in brain slices, in vivo calcium imaging / electrophysiology and behavior analysis, or neuroanatomical tracing would be preferred.

    The Xu lab and the UCI have excellent environments. The candidates will have opportunities to design their own research, write grants, mentor others, and present at international conferences, with the goal of prepare them for the next career stage.

    To apply: Please visit the UC Irvine RECRUIT website located at:

    Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following materials:
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Contact information for 3 references
    3. Research Statement

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA


    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
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    • Statement of Research
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    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. (Optional)
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