We are seeking a talented behavioral neuroscientist to join our HFSP-funded project on spatiotemporal neurochemical dynamics of behavioral flexibility in the striatum. The successful candidate should have experience in rodent behavior, ideally using head-fixed configurations, in vivo recording, fiber photometry or optogenetics. We seek someone able to contribute intellectually and work independently as a member of a well-funded team working at multiple levels of biological organization and aiming for the highest quality research ouptus.
Design and conduct behavioral experiments
Program behavioral paradigms in virtual reality
Analyze, interpret, and write up data for publication
Present findings at international meetings
Contribute to an inclusive, collaborative and interdisciplinary lab culture.
Applicants must have a PhD.
Experience in behavioral studies of learning and neurobiology research.
Ability to design, conduct and analyze a wide variety of behavioral studies.
Being a dynamic, highly motivated researcher with enthusiasm to work in groups is essential.
Excellent oral and written English communication skill.
The candidate would ideally have a strong background in behavioral studies as reflected by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals as appropriate to their career stage. Applicants are expected to have previous experience in mice/rat handling, stereotaxic surgery, microinjection and behavioral testing. A good knowledge of pharmacology and or/experience with imaging, optogenetics, or photometry would be highly desirable.
Full?time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. This contract may be renewed in accordance with OIST Regulations.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Generous housing allowance included
Health insurance etc.
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