[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position on the integration of vision and behaviour (Schröder Lab, University of Sussex, UK)

Sylvia Schröder sylvia.schroeder at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Oct 23 15:09:00 CEST 2020

The Schröder Lab 
<https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/labs/schroeder-lab/>(Vision and 
Behaviour) at the University of Sussex, UK, offers a position for a

*Postdoctoral researcher***

to study information processing in the early visual system of mice using 
two-photon imaging, electrophysiology (Neuropixels probes), and opto- 
and chemogenetic manipulations.

The lab’s goal is to determine how behavioural and internal states like 
arousal are integrated with visual responses in the retina and superior 
colliculus. We want to discover the underlying mechanisms and the 
purpose of this integration in terms of visual processing and the 
animal’s behavioural demands. This paper describes our previous findings.

*Your profile*
·Phd degree in neuroscience or in physics, computer science or 
engineering with a keen interest in neuroscience
·You will take ownership of the project and drive it forward
·Experience in experimental biology and quantitative data analysis 
including programming in Python, Matlab or a similar language
·Experience with two-photon imaging and/or extracellular 
electrophysiology desirable

*Our offer to you*
The Schröder lab opens its doors in January 2021. The candidate will 
have the opportunity:
·to make use of the lab’s own two-photon microscopy and Neuropixels 
recording setups
·to benefit from the PI’s active support in research and her mentoring 
in career development
·to learn essential skills in organising and setting up a lab
·to shape the research culture of the lab based on the values of 
scientific excellence, team work, and diversity
·to collaborate with other labs within Sussex Neuroscience 
expertise visual and other sensory systems, mouse behaviour, techniques 
of two-photon imaging and electrophysiology, and computational neuroscience

*Start date*: January 2021 or later
*Contract*: for 2 years initially, funding available for 5 years 
(through Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, Wellcome Trust)
*Location*: campus is just outside Brighton at the coast of South East 
England, surrounded by South Downs National Park, 1 h from London

See**the ***job advertisement 
for details on how to apply. Informal enquiries are highly encouraged 
and should be made to Sylvia Schröder (sylvia.schroeder at ucl.ac.uk).

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