The Yang Lab in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside is seeking candidates to fill 3 NIH-funded postdoc positions. Our lab is uniquely positioned to combine state-of-the-art recording and manipulation techniques with computational modeling to address important questions in systems neuroscience.
Our current research is focused on the functions of subcortical neuromodulatory circuits (e.g. McBurney-Lin, Lu, Zuo, Yang, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 2019). We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including in vivo patch-clamp and multi-channel electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics, chemogenetics, quantitative animal behavior and computational modeling (e.g. Yang, Kwon, Severson, O’Connor, Nature Neuroscience 2016; Kwon, Yang, Minamisawa, O’Connor, Nature Neuroscience 2016; Yang, Shew, Roy, Plenz, Journal of Neuroscience 2012) to understand the cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying neuromodulatory regulation of sensory processing and decision-making in mice.
Who you are:
PhD degree or equivalent in neuroscience or related disciplines
Solid experience in rodent behavior, or in vivo electrophysiology, or in vivo calcium imaging
Less than 3 years of postdoctoral training are preferred
Analytical skills with Matlab or Python is a plus
What we offer:
Excellent opportunities to advance your academic career
Excellent training in technical and analytical skills
Vibrant and dynamic research environment
Collaborations with neural computation, human brain imaging and biophysics labs in Southern California and other international institutes
Above NIH-pay-scale postdoc salary
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a single PDF including a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references to email@example.com. For additional information, please visit www.hyanglab.com.
UCR is an EEO/AA/ADA/Vets employer.
Internal Number: Hongdian Yang
About University of California, Riverside
The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.
Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR currently hosts about 22,000 students, with 900 instructional faculty, including 660 ladder-rank faculty. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and Provost Paul J. D'Anieri are implementing plans for an aggressive expansion of the faculty, planning to bring an additional 300 ladder-rank faculty onboard.
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We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.