Postdoctoral Researcher Position Opening

University of Washington, Seattle

Labs of D. Gire and B. Brunton

A position for a Postdoctoral Researcher is available to study naturalistic rodent behavior; this position will be co-mentored by Dr. David Gire and Dr. Bing Brunton. The project focuses on characterizing networks of interactions between brain areas as rodents solve a navigation and sensory-guided foraging task in a large open area. Our overall goals for the project are

  1. to characterize network dynamics of neural activity during natural, odor-guided search behavior;

  2. to develop control algorithms to bias decision-making and search strategy.

The applicant should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, Bioengineering, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a very strong background in neuroscience as well as experience working with behaving rodent electrophysiology. Experience and expertise in optogenetics and working with large datasets are helpful. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

The postdoc will be joining a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of researchers including neuroscientists, neuroengineers, and data scientists. The postdoc will be involved in several interdisciplinary institutes and centers at University of Washington, including the UW Institute for Neuroengineering, the Computational Neuroscience Center, and the UW eScience Institute.

Interested candidates should contact Bing Brunton and David Gire by email. Please include a short cover letter of your particular interest in this position, your CV, and contact information for 2--3 references.