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Post-doctoral position in Chicago, IL/USA

10 May 2019

Post-doctoral position in Chicago, IL/USA

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Chicago, IL/USA


The laboratory of Dr. Jones Parker has an open position for a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for his new lab in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The lab uses two-photon and miniaturized fluorescence microsopes and transgenic mice to image neural activity and transmission in deep-brain areas. The lab is particularly focused on the involvement of neural ensemble activity in striatum and prefrontal cortex and how altered activity in these brain areas may contribute to pathological behavior in mouse models for neuropsychiatric diseases. The lab’s work is motivated by the prospect of identifying novel treatments for these diseases. The candidate will receive hands-on training in neural imaging approaches and the processing and analysis of large-scale imaging data. The candidate will contribute to an ongoing NIH-funded research project, but will also have opportunity to develop and pursue their own research questions. Postdoctoral fellows in the lab will take the lead on writing up papers using new and existing data, and will be encouraged to present their findings at meetings and to pursue independent fellowships, grants (e.g., K-awards), collaborations, or other activities pertaining to the candidates desired professional goals. Prior experience working with animals to do in vivo recordings or working with programming environments like MATLAB, or Python are highly desired, but not absolutely necessary. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds who are highly motivated to acquire these skills.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing your research experience and fit for Dr. Parker’s lab, CV, 1–2 representative publications, and email addresses of three references. Applications should be emailed to

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Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Jones Parker
745 N Fairbanks Ct
Searle 5-561
Chicago, IL 60611

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