Post-Doctoral Fellow Positions Available
Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience
Pasternak Lab (Cortical Circuitry Underlying Memory-Guided Sensory Decisions)
Posted on: 6/19/12
Postdoctoral position to study cortical circuitry underlying memory-guided visual decision-making is available immediately. Experimental approaches include extracellular single- and multi-electrode recordings of spiking and LFP activity from prefrontal and extrastriate cortical regions of non-human primates during visual comparison tasks. Other approaches include microstimulation and reversible inactivations. An important component of the work is a recently established collaboration involving computational modeling aimed at mechanisms underlying maintenance and utilization of visual information in decision-making.
Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative background and experience in extracellular recordings in monkeys. However, applicants with strong background in related disciplines of systems neuroscience are welcome to apply. Experience with MATLAB programming is highly desirable. Proficient knowledge of the English language is required.
The University of Rochester offers a stimulating research environment and excellent opportunities for interactions and training in cognitive neuroscience and visual science. Interested applicants should send CV and names/contact information of three references to Dr. Pasternak. Please include a cover letter detailing your current research activities, expertise and the reasons for your interest in this position.
Investigation of the Postnatal Development of Prefrontal Cortical Pathways
Haber Lab (Basal Ganglia and Degenerative Diseases)
Posted on: 4/23/12
A postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate the postnatal development of prefrontal cortical pathways. Experiments are designed to delineate changes during postnatal development in prefrontal cortical white matter bundles and in the organization of their terminal fields. Specific focus is on dorsal prefrontal cortex, the anterior cingulate, and orbital cortex. Experiments sample 5 specific postnatal time points that correspond to milestones in social and cognitive development. The approach is to use traditional experimental circuitry techniques in combination with state of the art imaging methods such as DTI to explore changes in the integrity of white matter bundles and terminals in the same animals. These experiments provide the unique opportunity to explore relationships between changes at the microscopic level and macroscopic imaging level. The studies lay the foundation in defining normative postnatal human development and alterations related to psychiatric diseases that emerge early in life but can only be observed using imaging techniques. Candidates should have experience in basic anatomical applications and specifically in MRI/DTI image analysis.
Interested applicants should send an application package via email to Prof. Haber. The application package should contain:
- Summary of Research Interests
- Curriculum Vitae
- Names of Three References
White (Patricia) Lab (Regeneration After Noise Induced Hearing Loss)
Posted on: 10/7/10
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