Pierre-Olivier Polack, DVM, PhD.
Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
197 University avenue – Aidekman building
Newark, NJ 07102
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Cortical Computations and Visual Perception
A postdoctoral position funded by NIH is available starting September 1st, 2020 in the laboratory of Dr. Pierre-Olivier Polack at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (USA). Our laboratory investigates how visual processing in the primary visual cortex (V1) is modulated by behavioral states such as attention and expectation, and the impact of such modulations on visual perception. We use a wide range of intracellular and extracellular electrophysiology as well as functional imaging techniques in mice performing behavioral tasks. Our laboratory has a unique track-record in performing two-photon targeted whole-cell recordings, calcium imaging, voltage sensitive dye imaging, and optogenetics in awake behaving mice. More information is available on our website at www.polacklab.org.
The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (or in a related field) and have demonstrated scientific productivity (i.e. first-author publications). Good knowledge of MATLAB or similar programming language is necessary. Prior experience in in vivo functional imaging or intracellular electrophysiology is a plus.
Candidates should apply by sending a CV, a brief outline of current research, scientific interests and career goals, as well as the name and contact details of at least two academic references to Dr. Pierre-Olivier Polack (email@example.com).
The laboratory is hosted by the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN), a vibrant community of 15 PIs with overlapping interests in neurophysiology located in the campus of Rutgers in Newark, 20 minutes away from the heart of New York City using public transportation.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.