Postdoctoral fellow in neurodevelopmental circuit disorders
- University of Utah
- Location: Salt Lake City, UT
- Job Number: 7080764
- Posting Date: Jul 2, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosting for Postdoctoral Fellow.
The Frost lab at the University of Utah, Department of Neurology has an opening for a talented and inquisitive individual interested in working toward understanding how information is represented over distributed networks in the brain during cognition. The laboratory is funded by the NIH and the Simons Foundation. We seek a highly motivated PhD with experience in performing in vivo imaging or electrophysiological recordings or similar relevant experience. The research involves single site and multi-site optical recordings of single neurons and groups of neurons, coupled with animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders to understand how distributed representations of information are altered in these individuals. As this is a relatively new lab, the right candidate will have the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques, develop a project in close collaboration with the PI, and will play an important role in helping to build a team.
This is a funded project that will provide the postdoctoral fellow the opportunity to plan, design, and conduct experiments related to the project using a broad range of in vivo imaging techniques including multicolor microendoscopy, multi-site microendoscopy, and multi-site fiber photometry. Other techniques utilized by the laboratory include viral gene-delivery, behavioral assays +/- optogenetics, and single cell sequencing technologies.
The postdoctoral fellow will have the following responsibilities
Design and conduct technical experiments related to the project goals.
Conduct the research including contributing to animal husbandry.
Apply existing and novel analysis strategies to understand large-dimensional datasets generated by in vivo experiments.
Prepare abstracts and manuscripts, present data regularly at lab meetings.
Train and supervise technicians and students involved in the project.