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Post-doctoral position in Riverside, California/USA

07 April 2021

Post-doctoral position in Riverside, California/USA

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Riverside, California/USA


- Postdoctoral Positions in Systems Neuroscience -

Who we are:
The Yang Lab at the University of California-Riverside is seeking candidates to fill 1-2 postdoc positions. We are especially looking for candidates with slice electrophysiology experience. Our lab is uniquely positioned to combine state-of-the-art recording and manipulation techniques with computational modeling to address 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; Yang et al., eLife 2021). We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including in vivo patch-clamp and multi-channel electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics, quantitative animal behavior and computational modeling 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 slice electrophysiology or in vivo calcium imaging
- Highly self-motivated
- Less than 3 years of postdoctoral training are preferred

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

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

University of California, Riverside
Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology

Contact Information

Dr. Hongdian Yang
900 University Avenue
University of Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-5414

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