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Post-doctoral position in Riverside/USA

17 September 2020

Post-doctoral position in Riverside/USA

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Who we are:

The Yang Lab at the University of California, Riverside is seeking candidates to fill 1-2 postdoc positions. Our lab is uniquely positioned to combine state-of-the-art recording and manipulation techniques with computational modeling to address important questions in systems neuroscience.

Our current research is focused on the functions of subcortical neuromodulatory circuits (e.g., McBurney-Lin et al., Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 2019; McBurney-Lin et al., Neuropharmacology 2020). We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including in vivo patch-clamp and multi-channel electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics, chemogenetics, quantitative animal behavior and computational modeling (e.g., Yang et al., Journal of Neuroscience 2012; Yang et al., Nature Neuroscience 2016; Yang et al., bioRxiv 2020) to understand the cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying neuromodulatory regulation of sensory processing and decision-making in mice.

Who you are:
- Ph.D. degree or equivalent in neuroscience or related disciplines
- Solid experience in rodent behavior/in vivo electrophysiology/in vivo calcium imaging
- Highly self-motivated
- Less than 3 years of postdoctoral training are preferred
- Analytical skills with Matlab or Python is a plus

What we offer:
- Excellent opportunities to advance your academic career
- Excellent training in technical and analytical skills
- Vibrant and dynamic research environment
- Collaborations with neural computation, human brain imaging and biophysics labs in California and other international institutes
- Above NIH-pay-scale postdoc salary.

UCR is an EEO/AA/ADA/Vets employer.

How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a single PDF including a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references to For additional information, please visit

Job Information

Contract length:
Five-year maximum
University of California, Riverside
Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology

Contact Information

Dr. Hongdian Yang
900 University Avenue
MCSB - Biological Sciences Building
Riverside, CA 92521

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