Multiple fully funded postdoc positions are available in the Caras Lab to study the organization and activation of neural circuits supporting perceptual learning. Successful applicants will use a variety of techniques, including wireless multichannel electrophysiology, chemogenetics, optogenetics, and targeted neuropharmacology to measure and manipulate neural activity in awake, freely-moving animals engaged in auditory detection and discrimination tasks. Candidates 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. Applicants will benefit from working closely with an NIH-funded investigator in a new laboratory.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field, and have demonstrated success with electrophysiological techniques. Programming experience is strongly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
To apply, send a CV, a brief description of research interests and the names and contact information for least two references to email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: Salary level depends on experience. Benefits included.
Internal Number: 2019-CARASLAB
About Caras Lab- University of Maryland
Located in College Park, MD, the University of Maryland (UMD) is an R1 institution located just a short (15-20 min) metro ride or drive away from the bustling city of Washington DC. With a thriving research community, and strong collaborative ties to the nearby NIH intramural campus, UMD is a phenomenal place to pursue a career in scientific research.