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.
Previous working experience in non-human primates is preferred, with in vivo electrophysiological recording or computational background as a plus. Further training will be provided in all areas needed for successful completion of the project.
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
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