[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in Neurophysiology of eye movements at UAB

Julie Quinet juliequinet at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 14:45:54 -04 2022

An NIH/NEI funded Postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr.
Julie Quinet in the Department of Optometry and Vision Science at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to study the neural control of
coordinated eye movements in alert, trained non-human primates (Quinet et
al., PNAS 2020).

The Quinet lab focuses on understanding the neural control of gaze
movements in the 3D-space (vergence eye movements and disjunctive
saccades). More specifically, the lab studies the subcortical and
cerebellar regions involved in the neural control of coordinated eye
movements in 3D-space. These studies are conducted in behaving non-human
primates using electrophysiological (single- and multi-electrode recording,
electrical microstimulation), pharmacological and anatomical techniques. The
successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate on
projects studying retinal and cortical processing using 2-photon and
adaptive optics imaging techniques in monkeys with Dr. Lawrence Sincich and
Dr. Paul Gamlin.

UAB is one of America’s premier research universities ranking among the top
25 in funding from the National Institutes of Health and was named
America’s Best Large Employer by Forbes in 2021. The UAB vision community
is extensive, consisting of over 70 faculty members in the UAB Vision
Science Research Center (https://www.uab.edu/vsrc/home). This center
provides extensive Core facilities to all UAB vision researchers through
support from an NEI P30 core grant. UAB also has a vibrant neuroscience
community (http://www.uab.edu/medicine/cnc) with a network of more than 450
UAB neuroscience research faculty, clinicians, staff, students and trainees.

Additionally, UAB is consistently ranked as one of the top ten places for
training postdoctoral scholars in the country. It has an office of
Postdoctoral education that offers many training opportunities (


Highly motivated candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Vision
Science, or a related discipline. Experience with in vivo
electrophysiological techniques in non-human primates is desirable, as is
proficiency in computer programming (MATLAB/PsychToolBox).

How to apply:

Applicants should send a current CV, cover letter describing research
interests, and contact information of three references to Dr. Julie Quinet
at jquinet at uab.edu. The position will be for an initial two-year period
with the possibility for extension. Consideration of applications will
begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary
will be commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to
fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all
faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of
race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender,
faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB
also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and

The detailed position description is available at


Julie Quinet, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Optometry and Vision Science

School of Optometry

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
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