We are currently seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the basal ganglia circuitry and action control in awake non-human primates (NHPs). Research in the laboratory focuses on the molecular and circuit mechanisms of action learning and selection, using a combination of behavioral, optogenetics, slice/in vivo electrophysiology and imaging techniques. Working closely with the other Salk NHP laboratories of Drs. Thomas Albright, John Reynolds and Ed Callaway, the successful candidate will employ in vivo electrophysiology, together with deep-brain imaging and optogenetics to dissect the function of specific cell populations of basal ganglia circuitry in relation to action control in non-human primates.
The candidate should hold a doctoral degree with a strong background in systems neuroscience.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and experience, and three references to:
Xin Jin, PhD Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory Salk Institute for Biological Studies 10010 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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