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Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Fellow for the Brain Health Institute within the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work in the laboratory of Todd Mowery on a project dedicated to studying the effect of early sensory experience on audiovisual learning and perception.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work as part of an integrated research team utilizing a variety of laboratory technologies associated with neuroanatomical tracing approaches, and in vivo extracellular physiological recordings from awake-behaving animals. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work along-side a research team comprised of the principal investigator (Todd Mowery), an in vitro physiologist who will carry out whole cell recordings from trained/learning animals, graduate student(s), and undergraduate research assistants that carry out behavioral training and histology.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
- Carries out neuroanatomical tracing experiments to verify the functional connectivity between first and higher order auditory/visual thalamocorticostriatal brain regions.
- Uses neuroanatomical injection techniques coupled with electrode array/cannula/LED implantations to carry out DREADDs/Optogenetics applications for in vivo electrophysiology experiments in awake-behaving animals (Tucker-Davis Technology System).
- Learns to proficiently train and instruct others (RAs,PhD candidates) in the training of gerbils/rats in various audiovisual behavioral paradigms. Mentor/Train graduate students in stereotaxic surgical procedures.
- Analyzes, organizes and presents data at laboratory meetings and major scientific meetings. Carries out manuscript preparation including data analysis, writing, and figure creation.