Postdoctoral Position(s) available in Systems/Behavioral Neuroscience to study the neurobiological mechanisms underlying spatial cognition and learning/ memory processes. The laboratory currently investigates the properties, underlying neural circuitry, and functional significance of head direction cells found throughout the limbic system (for review, see Ann Rev Neurosci 30: 181-207). We also study hippocampal place and grid cells. Experiments involve recording single cell activity in behaving rats while simultaneously tracking their orientation with an automated video-computer system. We are interested in understanding the neural mechanisms that underlie mammalian navigation and spatial orientation in 3-D space. Individuals with expertise in electrophysiology or behavioral testing, and interests in spatial navigation and vestibular physiology are especially encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest outlining their experience and research goals, and the names and contact information of two references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD. Preference for experience with electrophysiological techniques, but not required.
Internal Number: 111
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Dartmouth College; Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences; Center for Cognitive Neuroscience