Post Doc Research Fellow, Liang Lab at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Position Description & Details: DescriptionThe Liang Lab ( at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of North Dakota is recruiting motivated individuals to pursue post-doctoral research training in the use of electrophysiology, in vivo micro-endoscopic calcium imaging, and optogenetics for the study of neural circuits and animal behaviors. This is a full-time position, with an initial appointment of 12 months. Additional years are awarded upon demonstrating satisfactory progress in the first year. Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position also qualifies for a full benefit package.

Duties & Responsibilities
    Perform collaborative research projects on the neural circuits of mouse behaviors, using optogenetics, in vivo micro-endoscopic calcium imaging, and electrophysiology tools. Analyze and interpret data and write manuscripts. Help supervise and train graduate students or other lab members. Be willing to learn new techniques.
Required Competencies
  • Experience mentoring students at all levels.
  • Scientifically rigorous, collaborative, and eager to learn about new fields and techniques.
  • Proficiency in scientific writing.
Minimum Requirements
    A Ph.D. in neuroscience, cell biology, bioengineering or related field.Experience with electrophysiology or calcium imaging experiments in mouse models.Record of first-author peer-reviewed publication in related field. Successful completion of criminal history records check.

    n compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience performing animal surgery and behavioral tests (mouse models).
    • Experience with a simulation platform such as Airsim or Gazibo.
    Minimum Hiring Salary$48,000, annually, benefited

    Work Schedule/Start Date8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, anticipated start date is May 1, 2022.

    To ApplyFor full consideration, applications must be received by April 1, 2022 and include the following materials:

    Curriculum vitae (biographical sketch) that includes details on your education and research experience as well as a publication list.Name of 3 references.Position is open until filled.

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    Confidentiality of Application MaterialsPursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

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