Position: The Physiological Acoustics Lab (http://escabilab.uconn.edu) at the University of Connecticut seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position in auditory neuroscience. We are seeking highly motivated applicants that can lead a project on coding of natural sound in the auditory midbrain and cortex of awake animals. The project involves performing large-scale neural array and tetrode recordings in awake animals to characterize how neural populations encode and categorize natural sounds and to identify the neural transformations between the auditory midbrain and cortex. The primary appointment will be in Biomedical Engineering, but the work will be conducted in collaboration with Psychology department (Statistical Neuroscience Lab, http://stevenson.lab.uconn.edu; Sensory Perception and Neuroscience Lab, http://read.lab.uconn.edu) and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Qualifications: A PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field is required. The ideal candidate will have an interdisciplinary background with prior research experience in animal neurophysiology. Experience with MATLAB and a strong analytic background in neural data analysis is desirable, particularly analyzing datasets from large-scale multi-channel neural recordings.
Appointment: The position is funded through an R01 and is available immediately. Salaries follow NIH post-doctoral scale and are based on experience. Applicants should email “escabi at engr dot uconn dot edu” a single PDF file containing:
1) a resume including past research experience and published work
2) a one page statement of prior research experience
3) a one page statement of future research interests and objectives
4) the names of at least two individuals who can provide reference letters.