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Post-doctoral position in Cambridge/UK

11 March 2019

Post-doctoral position in Cambridge/UK

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The postdoc will work on a research project funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society that investigates the role of different inhibitory interneurons in encoding visual stimulus features, visual learning and task-dependent attention.
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The postdoc will be based in the in the Selective Vision lab ( , group leader Dr. Jasper Poort).
The research combines long-term two-photon calcium imaging, electrophysiology and optogenetic manipulation of cell types in visual cortical areas and decision-making brain areas to understand how mice solve different visually-guided decision-making tasks, including detection and discrimination tasks. It takes advantage of both paradigms to provide controlled stimuli in head-fixed mice (Khan, Poort et al., Nat Neurosci 2018) and paradigms in freely behaving mice (Meyer, Poort et al. Neuron, 2018). The postdoc will also assist with the supervision of undergraduate student projects and work closely with graduate students to contribute to the development of their research skills. The postdoc will join a supportive team in a multi-disciplinary research environment with collaborations with experts in visual decision-making in rodents and humans, and experts in computational neuroscience.
Applicants should have completed (or should be about to submit) a PhD in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, biology, or other relevant disciplines. Previous experience with imaging, optogenetics, and behavioural training in rodents, and data analysis (e.g. Matlab or Python) will be valuable. Previous undergraduate teaching experience is desirable. The position is available from May 2019 onwards (start date negotiable).
Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Jasper Poort (

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2 year (with possibility for extension)
University of Cambridge
Department of Psychology

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Jasper Poort
Downing Street
+44 (0)1223 333585

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