<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:black;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">   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.</span></p>

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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 <a href="https://www.thethalamus.org/">https://www.thethalamus.org/</a>   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!</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:black;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b>General requirements: </b> 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. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:black;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b>What you get: </b></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:black;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">          · Research experience in behavioral
and cognitive neuroscience, electrophysiology, optogenetics, fiber photometry.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:black;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">          · Mentorship and guidance to help you
achieve your scientific and training goals.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;line-height:107%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:black;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">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 (<a href="http://www.ibrain.fau.edu/gradneuro/program.html">http://www.ibrain.fau.edu/gradneuro/program.html</a>). Application
deadlines for graduate programs in the Fall of 2018. </span></p>

<b><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:black;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Interested candidates please send a CV and a brief
description of research skills and interests to:  <a href="mailto:carmenv@mit.edu">carmenv@mit.edu</a></span>    </b><br></div>