[Comp-neuro] Post-baccalaureate research position in neuronal mechanism of episodic memory at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Yingxue.Wang@mpfi.org yingxue.wang at mpfi.org
Wed May 23 21:09:06 CEST 2018

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Post-Baccalaureate Research Experience

The Wang Lab at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (links to website<https://yingxuewang.org/>) is inviting applications for the post-baccalaureate research program. This one-year program provides research experience and exposure to students who have graduated from college and are planning to apply to graduate school. We seek highly motivated and independent individuals to join our effort focused on the neuronal mechanisms of learning and episodic memory.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The Wang Lab investigates the circuit underpinnings of episodic memory. In particular, we intend to isolate the hippocampal neuronal activities that are independent of sensory inputs and potentially represent memory traces. We seek to understand how elements of the hippocampal circuit cooperate to generate the internally generated neuronal activities and support the formation and retrieval of memory.

Our investigation employs a combination of in vivo electrophysiological, advanced two-photon imaging, optogenetic, and pharmacological approaches, and couples experiments with computational modeling. We encourage applications from candidates who are interested in applying multidisciplinary approaches to examine circuit mechanisms of memory.

Education and/or Experience
The ideal candidates should have an upcoming or recent bachelor degree in neuroscience or related fields. Candidates holding a degree in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, or physics and interested in understanding the neuronal mechanisms of learning and memory are also welcome to apply.

Previous experience with in vivo electrophysiology and/or two-photon imaging, quantitative data analysis and computer programming is preferred. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work well in a team are required.

Additional Information
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience is part of the Jupiter Neuroscience Research Campus that also includes the Scripps Research Institute Florida and Florida Atlantic University. It provides a flourishing interdisciplinary research environment for neuroscience.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send the following documents to Dr. Yingxue Wang (email address: Yingxue.Wang at mpfi.org<mailto:Yingxue.Wang at mpfi.org>):

-        Curriculum vitae

-        A statement of motivation and interests (1-2 pages)

-        Academic certificates and transcripts

-        The names and contact information of two references
Please find more details about this program at https://www.maxplanckflorida.org/education/training-programs/pre/.
The official application deadline has already passed. Please address the request directly to the above email address.

Best regards,
Yingxue Wang
Research Group Leader
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

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