[Comp-neuro] Postdoc in Neuromechanics and Optogenetics at Temple University
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Wed May 28 16:31:27 CEST 2014
We have the following postdoc position available within the Spence Lab,
Department of Bioengineering, at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA. See
www.spencelab.com for information about the group.
Have you ever wondered how legged animals manage to move with dexterity,
economy, and robustness over challenging terrain? Or how information from
sense organs in different parts of your body is used when you move quickly?
Have you heard about some of the new neurogenetic technologies, like
optogenetics, that are making it possible for us to switch on and off
specific parts of the nervous system with light? Members of the Spence Lab
are working to answer these questions, using cutting edge techniques
including optogenetics, computer vision, and robotics. We aim to explore and
examine, as much as possible, freely behaving animals, with an increasing
focus on mice.
The Spence Lab invites applications from prospective postdocs from a wide
range of backgrounds, including neuroscience, biomechanics, physics,
physiology, engineering, computer science, and robotics. This postdoc is a
three-year Army Research Office funded position that will use optogenetic
tools in mice to understand how the structure of the quadrupedal gait
controller, and sensory feedback from the limbs, facilitate dynamic
The Department of Bioengineering at Temple University is a brand new
department with newly renovated facilities, and the Spence Lab is investing
in state of the art equipment. Temple University lies in Philadelphia, a
city known for it's restaurants and vibrant culture, housing a large number
of universities, and with excellent links to New York City (two hours away)
and Washington DC (2.5 hours away).
For further information on the group and it's current activities, please
If you are interested and qualified, please send a cover letter, CV,
transcripts and relevant publications to aspence at temple.edu.
The position is available until filled.
Dr. Andrew Spence
Department of Bioengineering
Engineering Building Room 814
College of Engineering
1947 N. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Email: aspence at temple.edu
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