Postdoctoral Position to Study the Neural Circuitry of Memory

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION available immediately for an NIH funded project investigating hippocampal-neocortical interactions supporting learning and memory. We will use high volume neuronal recordings and local field potentials in behaving rats, in combination with optogenetic and chemogenetic methods for manipulating specific pathways in order to study the functional interactions between the hippocampus and various neocortical brain regions, especially the retrosplenial cortex. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or a related field. Candidates with a background in math or engineering and an interest in neuroscience are also encouraged to apply. Previous experience with any of the above-mentioned techniques is desirable but not required. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and applicant experience. The start date is flexible and applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants should direct inquiries to David M. Smith, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853; e-mail dms248@cornell.edu, http://people.psych.cornell.edu/~dms248/.