Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Neuroscience- Banerjee Lab
Job Number: 57024
Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, US
A position for a highly motivated postdoc is available in the Banerjee Lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, for a start date of July 2023 or later.
Our lab is interested in how the brain accomplishes the ongoing transformation from sensation to action during natural behaviors. Vocal communication is ideally suited to study natural and flexible sensorimotor transformations. During a conversation, our brain must interpret what we hear and control our vocal response. Recently, we have discovered that a neo-tropical rodent, Alston’s singing mouse, engages in fast vocal interactions, even under laboratory settings. Our lab, using this novel model system, seeks to pursue two complementary questions. First, how does the auditory system interact with the motor system to generate the sensorimotor loop required for vocal communication? Second, what are the neural circuit modifications that allow behavioral novelty to emerge during evolution? Various rodent species exhibit marked differences in vocal behaviors. Genes that determine such behavioral differences, for example between the singing mouse and the lab mouse, must act via neural circuits within the brain. Yet, the structural and functional changes in the brain that specify the distinct vocal repertoires across related species remain unknown. Research in the lab combines cutting-edge systems neuroscience and comparative evolutionary analyses of neural circuitry across rodent species to bridge this knowledge-gap.
Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, biomedical engineering or a related field. The ideal candidate should be passionate about behavior, neural circuits and evolution. Expertise or previous experience in systems neuroscience (especially in-vivo electrophysiology or calcium imaging) is desirable but not essential.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned biomedical research institution in New York. It has shaped contemporary biomedical research and is the home of eight Nobel Prize laureates. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive research environment and also a unique opportunity of timely exposure to advances in various biomedical research fields and of interaction with a broad range of researchers from all over the world through its renowned Meetings and Courses program. We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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Application Deadline: 2023-12-06