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Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $60,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  4707
Job Purpose

The McGinley lab studies the neural circuit basis of learning and performance of sensory-guided behavioral tasks. The goal of the postdoctoral fellow for this position is to use in vivo electrophysiology and multi-photon imaging to understand the interactions of auditory cortex with other brain areas - such as neuromodulatory centers, frontal cortex, and hippocampus - during sensory-guided behavior. For example, one project will assess how neuromodulatory responses, as measured through imaging of ACh/NE axons in auditory cortex, shape the neural coding of sounds, as measured with electrophysiological approaches. There are opportunities to work on the neural circuits supporting a range of behaviors, including: value-based attention; foraging task, and/or navigation in auditory VR. In addition, there is space to develop your own ideas and gain grant writing experience in a stimulating, collaborative, and supportive environment.

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 Required: MD or Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • Experience Required: None Required.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline.
  • Extensive experience with in vivo physiology and/or patch-clamp techniques.
  • Highly self-motivated with outstanding experimental skills.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with published or accepted high-quality papers in peer-reviewed journals.
     

 

 

 

 

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

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