Postdoc position, May 2020:
Do you have an interest in brain plasticity mechanisms? Habit, compulsion, striatal circuitry? We are looking for a new team member to join our highly collaborative and interdisciplinary BRAIN initiative-funded project investigating mechanisms of adaptive behavior from synapse to circuit. We aim to create a comprehensive map of the transition to habitual behavior from individual cells and synapses to the integrated circuit manifestations. This is a BRAIN initiative project involving collaborations with the labs of Nicolas Brunel, Mike Tadross and Henry Yin at Duke. Team members benefit from the richness of perspectives brought to bear upon the problem by the collaborating labs and technical expertise that includes computational neuroscience, DART pharmacogenetics, optogenetics, GCaMP population imaging, and patch clamp electrophysiology.
Please email Nicole Calakos to further discuss. We are particularly interested in candidates with solid expertise in in vivo imaging and complex data analysis.
Besides the team atmosphere, postdocs will also benefit from the dynamic neuroscience community at Duke, the Neurobiology department and DIBS, a beautiful campus and great lifestyle benefits of the Triangle region of North Carolina. Our region has an incredible balance of nature, urban pleasures in a low density setting, cost of living, technology, culture, and arts.