The Huda laboratory in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University – New Brunswick is seeking talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to join a vibrant new lab starting January 2020. We study the structure, function, and plasticity of neural circuits underlying adaptive decision-making in mice, and how dysregulation of these circuits gives rise to neuropsychiatric disorders such as addiction. We approach this question with an emphasis on dissecting interactions between molecularly- and anatomically-defined cortical, striatal, and midbrain circuits. Our work integrates a portfolio of world-class techniques including sophisticated and quantitative mouse behavior, cellular and subcellular resolution two-photon microscopy, optogenetics, viral-based anatomical tracing, and electrophysiology. The following recent publications are good examples of our approach:
Successful candidates will hold a PhD in neuroscience or a related field with at least one first-author paper in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Special consideration will be given to scientists with experience in in-vivo or in-vitro physiology techniques (two-photon microscopy, electrophysiology), mouse surgeries, mouse behavior, and coding skills in MATLAB and/or Python. Previous experience and/or willingness to work with behaving mice is expected.
We are looking for passionate scientists who are motivated by important questions and have the necessary dedication, work ethic, and attitude to address them in a systematic and scientifically rigorous manner. This position requires exceptional conceptual and technical creativity, working both independently and collaboratively, and excellent written/oral communication skills. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.
This position offers a unique opportunity to join a new lab where you will enjoy unparalleled support directly from a PI committed to excellence in mentorship and your career development. To apply, send a detailed CV, a statement of previous research and future research goals, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit hudalab.org for more information about the lab.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD in Neuroscience or a related field. Ability to work both independently and in teams. Good teaching/mentoring skills to work with research teams consisting of undergraduate and graduate students. Good written and oral communication skills. Previous experience with physiology techniques (two-photon microscopy, cellular electrophysiology), mouse behavior, and mouse surgeries are highly desirable.
Posting Number: 19FA2185
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 102398
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