[visionlist] postdoc position on brain mechanisms of visual decision-making in Cambridge, UK

jp816 at cam.ac.uk jp816 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Jan 5 13:10:45 -04 2021

Dear colleagues, 


Please share with anyone who might be interested in the postdoc or RA
position below,


Thank you, best wishes, Jasper




Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate or research
assistant position in the Selective Vision lab, led by Dr Jasper Poort and
based at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the
University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will work on a research
project investigating the neural circuit mechanisms of visual perceptual

The project will combine long-term two-photon calcium imaging,
electrophysiology and optogenetic manipulation of specific cell types and
neural projections in visual cortical areas and decision-making brain areas
to understand how mice (including mouse models of neurodevelopmental
disorders) learn to become experts in different visually-guided
decision-making tasks. 

Applicants should have completed (or are about to submit) a PhD for
appointment at Research Associate level or (under)graduate degree (Research
Assistant) in neuroscience, biology, experimental psychology, engineering,
or other relevant disciplines. We are looking for someone with previous
experience in imaging/electrophysiology/optogenetics and behavioural
training in rodents, and strong data analysis skills (e.g. Matlab or

The application deadline is Jan 18 and the position is available from
February 2021 onwards (start date flexible) for an initial 2 year period
with the possibility for extension. More information about the lab can be
found here including recent publications:  <https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/svl/>
https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/svl/. Informal enquiries about the position can be
made to Jasper Poort (  <mailto:jp816 at cam.ac.uk> jp816 at cam.ac.uk ). 

More details on position and application here:




Dr. Jasper Poort

Research Group Leader of Selective Vision Lab

 <http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/svl/> www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/svl/

Wellcome Trust & Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Physiological Laboratory 

Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience / Department of

University of Cambridge

Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EG 


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