Job ID: 59094

Post-doc, motor/somatosensory circuits

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 November 2021

Employment Start Date: 31 October 2021

Contract Length: open

City: Chicago

Country: United States

Institution: Northwestern University

Department: Neuroscience


We have a new post-doc opening and are seeking applicants to join the laboratory of Professor Gordon Shepherd in the Department of Neuroscience, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago. Our lab’s overall goal is to understand how cortical circuits are organized to integrate diverse signals and control movements. Techniques we use include in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology, imaging, optogenetic, viral labeling, high-speed video, behavioral tracking, and more.

Projects for this position will initially focus on cellular circuit analysis using electrophysiology and optogenetics. Experience in this area is welcome though not required; more important is an eagerness to learn. Preference will be given to applicants with skills in programming, data analysis, and instrumentation. There will be ample opportunity to branch out in various scientific and technical directions as the projects evolve. The training experience will be geared around supporting the trainee’s development as an independent scientist. The lab is located in a great part of Chicago, and the institution has excellent research facilities and a large and interactive neuroscience community.

Applicants with a recent or imminent PhD in neuroscience or related field, high-quality publications, and eagerness to think and work creatively and energetically towards understanding circuit-behavior relationships in the mammalian brain are encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Start date and other details are flexible. To apply, send CV (PDF, with list of references) to Dr Gordon Shepherd at