Job ID: 59036

Postdoctoral Associate in Systems Neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 September 2021

Employment Start Date: 1 October 2021

City: Newark

Country: United States

Institution: Rutgers University

Department: Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience


We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist with a PhD in Systems Neuroscience or related fields. The ideal candidate will have experience in anatomical and/or behavioral methods. It will also be desirable but not essential to have experience in optogenetics. The appointed postdoctoral scientist is expected to lead their own project, support other ongoing research projects in the lab and contribute to the training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.

This is a project funded by the Parkinson’s Foundation aiming to dissect novel mechanisms of basal ganglia circuit regulation during early stages of PD. The project involves conditional neuronal tracing, confocal microscopy, optogenetics and behavior.

We are located 30 min away from Manhattan, in the vibrant Newark Campus and with easy access to NYC, the International Liberty airport and the extensive Jersey shore.

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Juan Mena-Segovia (juan.mena[at]

Further information and application submission:

We will start reviewing applications in mid-September. The position is available to start in October 1, 2021, or soon after.