Start date: Available now; open until filled
Position summary: We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to study the neural mechanisms supporting auditory cortical plasticity and perceptual learning. The successful applicant will measure and manipulate neural activity in freely-moving animals engaged in auditory detection and discrimination tasks using a variety of techniques, such as in vivo multichannel electrophysiology, pharmacology, fiber photometry, optogenetics, and/or chemogenetics. The candidate will be highly involved in all aspects of the research, from design to publication, and will additionally have the opportunity to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. The applicant will join a diverse, vibrant lab, and benefit from the exceptionally strong auditory neuroscience community at the University of Maryland.
Educational requirements: Applicants should possess a PhD in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, Pharmacology, Engineering, or a related field.
Qualifications and experience: All interested candidates should have extensive experience with in vivo electrophysiology or fiber photometry, and with computer programming. Experience with operant conditioning is a plus, but not required. In addition, all successful applicants will have strong laboratory, communication, and analytical skills.
To apply: Interested applicants should submit a CV, a brief description of research interests, and the names and contact info for at least 2 references by clicking here.
We are always interested in hearing from enthusiastic students looking to join the lab. Eligible students should be a member of the Biological Sciences Graduate Program or the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science the University of Maryland. Interested students should submit a brief description of research interests by clicking here.