Postdoctoral Scholar - In Vivo Electrophysiology and Memory

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University of California Irvine

Postdoctoral Scholar - In Vivo Electrophysiology and Memory

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the Hunt laboratory at University of California Irvine to study neural circuit mechanisms of memory in the entorhinal cortex and hippocampus. These projects use high-density in vivo electrophysiological recordings and/or imaging in behaving mice, optogenetics and memory tasks. We are currently supported by grants from NIH, NSF and private sources to support these projects.

Learn more about our research program at

Recent papers from the lab:
-Zhu B, Eom J, Hunt RF. Transplanted interneurons improve memory precision after traumatic brain injury. Nature Communications. 2019 Nov 14;10(1):5156.

-Kim YJ, Khoshkhoo S, Frankowski JC, Zhu B, Abbasi S, Lee S, Wu YE, Hunt RF. Chd2 is necessary for neural circuit development and long-term memory. Neuron. 2018 Dec 5;100(5):1180-1193.e6.

UC Irvine is a world-class research university with highly ranked graduate programs in neuroscience and biological sciences. Our Southern California location is home to one of the largest academic research and biotechnology hubs in the US. Lab members enjoy direct access to this outstanding community of neuroscientists and clinicians as well as the wide range of recreational activities available in our region.

To apply: Please visit the UCI RECRUIT website located at

Applicants should complete the online application profile and upload the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact information for 3 references
  3. Research Statement - Describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Hunt laboratory.

Requirements: PhD or PhD/MD

Preferred Qualifications: Established expertise in electrophysiology and/or modern imaging approaches as well as a desire to work independently within a collaborative team environment. Competitive applicants will have at least one high-quality, first-author publication.

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.

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Posted: 2/22/2021
Application Due: 3/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time