[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position: cellular neurophysiology

Niraj S. Desai desai at nsi.edu
Mon May 15 23:58:09 CEST 2006

Cellular neurophysiology in neocortex

A postdoctoral position is available for a project that examines how
output regions of the basal ganglia interact with different parts of the
neocortex. Our strategy is to integrate in vivo single-unit recordings
from rodents performing behavioral tasks with in vitro intracellular
recordings from brain regions important for those tasks (e.g. premotor
cortex and ventrolateral thalamus). The immediate need is for a
scientist interested in participating in the in vitro work, which will
take advantage of fluorescent tracers to identify the connectivity of
recorded neurons as well as use the dynamic clamp method to simulate
naturally-occurring patterns of synaptic input.

Candidates with experience doing patch clamp recordings in brain slices
are preferred, but those with experience in computational or systems
neuroscience and an interest in learning in vitro techniques are also
welcome to apply.

Submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and names of
three references to: Niraj S. Desai, The Neurosciences Institute, 10640
John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121. E-mail: desai at nsi.edu.

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