[Comp-neuro] Several Openings, New Lab. Systems Neuroscience.

Carmen Varela carmenv.work at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 14:40:40 CEST 2018


   We are looking for researchers (undergraduate to postdoc) to join a new
systems neuroscience laboratory that will open in the rapidly growing
Jupiter campus of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in 2019.

     Under the direction of Dr. Carmen Varela, the lab will seek to
discover fundamental cellular and network mechanisms that contribute to
cognitive behavior, with a focus on learning and memory and on the role of
the neuronal circuits formed by the thalamus https://www.thethalamus.org/
We will rely heavily on extracellular recordings in behaving rodents and
quantitative analyses of cellular activity and local field potentials, in
order to investigate how thalamic networks contribute to memory retrieval,
problem solving, and sleep-dependent memory consolidation.  If you are
passionate about these topics we would love for you to join us and be part
of the founding projects of the lab!

*General requirements: * Outstanding interpersonal and communication
skills, demonstrated initiative and dedication, ability to learn fast.
Hands-on research experience in neuroscience preferred, particularly with
rodent models. Knowledge of MATLAB (and/or other programming languages) and
computational skills (signal processing, statistics) desirable. Candidates
selected for an interview will be asked to provide contact information for
two references.  Start date is flexible from January 2019.

*What you get: *

          · Research experience in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience,
electrophysiology, optogenetics, fiber photometry.

          · Mentorship and guidance to help you achieve your scientific and
training goals.

The lab is located in the Jupiter campus of FAU, an expanding neuroscience
hub that also holds our partners the Max Planck Florida Institute for
Neuroscience and Scripps Research Institute.  If interested in joining as a
graduate student, there are several programs within FAU and with the Max
Planck and Scripps (http://www.ibrain.fau.edu/gradneuro/program.html).
Application deadlines for graduate programs in the Fall of 2018.
*Interested candidates please send a CV and a brief description of research
skills and interests to:  carmenv at mit.edu <carmenv at mit.edu>    *
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