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Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $52,704-$55,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2753
Job Purpose

COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF HIGH-DENSITY SPIKE DATA WITH NEUROPIXELS PROBES
A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Medina lab in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. The lab studies the neural mechanisms that underlie associative learning in both normal and genetically-modified mice, using a combination of approaches that include quantitative behavioral analysis, neurophysiology and computational neuroscience. The goal of this research is to understand the links between neural activity in brain circuits, local mechanisms of long-term plasticity, and associative learning.

We are looking for applicants to work on a project involving high-density microelectrode recordings in the mouse brain, using Neuropixels probes. The applicant must have a strong quantitative background, and be familiar with electrophysiological recording tools (in vivo or in vitro), and analysis of spike data including spike sorting software. Additional experience with mouse surgery and behavior is desirable, but not required.
 

Job Duties
  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.
Minimum Qualifications

Education: Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.

Experience: None required.

Additional Skills

Required:

  • Microelectrode recordings (in vivo or in vitro)
  • Analysis of electrophysiology data, including spike sorting methods
  • Writing computer code (Matlab or other programming languages like Python or Igor)

Preferred:

  • Animal surgery and behavioral experiments in mice is preferred

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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