[visionlist] Postdoctoral Fellowship @ Johns Hopkins – Neural mechanisms of stimulus selection and attention

Applications are
invited for a postdoctoral position in the Mysore lab located in
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University (http://ift.tt/1tCksUs). We
are looking for a highly motivated, exceptionally bright, and collaborative
candidate with a strong background in neuroscience. 

Description: The position will involve research into
fundamental neural circuit mechanisms of stimulus selection and attention. The
research will span two model systems – barn owls and mice – and will start with
experiments in owls. A demonstrable history of insightful research in
neuroscience will be valued highly. A background in vivo techniques for
measurement and manipulation of neural activity (such as electrophysiology,
calcium imaging, optogenetics), experience in animal behavior, and a facility
with quantitative methods and programming will all be strong pluses. Key assets
of the postdoc will be the desire as well as ability to think deeply about
questions in neuroscience, and the drive to perform creative and impactful
research experiments.

The postdoc
will plug into a vibrant community of world-class neuroscientists at Hopkins, where
the research environment is collegial, nurturing, and collaborative. The position is funded
for at least three years, with an initial one-year appointment and expectation
of annual extensions contingent on satisfactory progress.

To apply: Please email your CV along with a cover letter (describing
your interests, goals and fit with the described position) as one combined PDF
to shreesh.mysore@jhu.edu, with the subject:
“[Postdoc position] ”. In addition, please have reference
letters from three scientists familiar with your work emailed to shreesh.mysore@jhu.edu with the subject:
“[Postdoc position] Letter for ”. We are looking to fill the
position as soon as possible (with a flexible start date till Fall 2017).    


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