Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume)
Doctoral Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree) in hand by December 31, 2019. Experience with behavioral training, either calcium imaging or electrophysiology in alert rodents, and data analysis.
PhD or MD (Foreign equivalent or higher degree) in Neuroscience, Psychology.
Brief Description of Duties:
The group of Alfredo Fontanini in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Stony Brook University is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to study plasticity of cortical representations in the gustatory cortex of behaving rodents. The project will rely on an array of techniques: behavioral training, multi electrodes and calcium imaging in behaving mice, viral approaches, otpo/chemo/pharmacological manipulations, analytical and computational methods. The lab has a long standing interest in studying the gustatory insular cortex and its role in taste, odor-taste integration, expectation and motivated behaviors. In addition, we have very active collaborations with computational neuroscientists, statisticians, and with circuit/synaptic physiologists. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with any of the aforementioned groups and other groups in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Stony Brook University. The Department and the School offer a vibrant and energetic neuroscience environment with outstanding scientific resources, a collaborative culture and a strong focus on postdoc mentoring.The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the department of Neurobiology & Behavior. The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. Research will be in the field of systems, behavioral and circuit neuroscience, executing and analyzing experiments aimed at investigating how sensory context, expectation of incoming sensory stimuli and learning modulate activity in sensory and limbic areas.
Animal care and training.
Electrophysiological recordings, imaging experiments, surgeries, anatomy, behavioral experiments and data analysis.
Participate/assist in manuscript writing, grant writing.
Lab maintenance including equipment.
Other duties as assigned, which may include attending Scientific Conferences and Meetings.
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
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Department/Hiring Area: Neurobiology & Behavior-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Sep 16, 2019
Posting End Date: Oct 26, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: E89
Appointment Type: Temporary
Internal Number: 1903273
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