Postdoctoral Position in Neurobehavioral Development
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Location: Bethesda, MD
- Job Number: 7087766
- Posting Date: Oct 25, 2021
- Application Deadline: Dec 16, 2021
Job DescriptionThe National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the Division of Intramural Research Programs (DIRP), Section on Behavioral Neuroscience, headed by Dr. Yogita Chudasama.
We are seeking a recently graduated student who is highly motivated and interested in the development and maturation of brain circuits underlying primate (marmoset) social, emotional and cognitive behavior. Studies will have a strong behavioral emphasis and will include: 1) the precise developmental characterization of circuit neuroanatomy using viruses, 2) the careful measurement of the abnormal development of cognitive and social behaviors, and 3) temporary in vivo interference of selective pathways using cell-type specific suppression or stimulation using genetically encoded agents. Our goal is to investigate the anatomical, functional, and behavioral development of the marmoset brain, and specifically how it is affected by early life injury or disease.
The idea candidate will be a talented and motivated scientist with good intuition and an ambition to succeed as an independent investigator. They must have a Ph.D. (within 5 years) in the field of neuroscience, and experience in the general area of neurobiology, psychopharmacology or neurophysiology. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in animal behavior, and be experienced in methods of histology and microscopy. Experience in programming in R, Matlab and/or Python will be an advantage. The candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and bring a strong desire to prepare manuscripts, as well as mentor technicians and students.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae including publication list, a one-page summary of research interests, and names and contact details of three referees to Dr. Yogita Chudasama by email care of firstname.lastname@example.org. The National Institutes of Health is an equal opportunity employer.