Postdoctoral Associate in the CLEF Lab (Cortex, Learning, Epigenetic and Function) in Behavioral Neuroscience
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 131291
The CLEF Lab in the Behavioral Neuroscience Area of the Psychology Department at Rutgers University is seeking applications for an NIH-funded postdoc position for rodent (rat) electrophysiological, molecular and behavioral research aimed at understanding learning and memory processes in the brain. Consideration will be given to candidates with experience using in vivo neurophysiological techniques in animal models, and with interest in performing research that bridges the gap between neurophysiological and molecular process underlying plasticity processes in the nervous system. Applicants should be scientifically driven and dedicated to research involving animal models of human abilities in learning, memory, and audition/hearing.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field with experience working with animal models of behavior. Recent PhD graduates are encouraged to apply. A strong background in neurophysiological techniques is required.
Equipment utilized will include (but is not limited to): Auditory stimulation hardware and software in tandem with neurophysiological recording rigs made by Tucker-Davis Technologies Inc. Behavioral training chambers for training and testing rodent subjects from Coulbourn or MedAssociates.
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