The Smith Lab at the University of Minnesota seeks a talented, creative and highly motivated scientist to join the lab as a postdoctoral researcher.
The Smith Lab uses a combination of multiphoton and wide-field imaging, together with optogenetic manipulations of network activity, to investigate the structure and function of the large-scale cortical networks underlying sensory processing. Ongoing projects involve the measurement and manipulation of identified cell types through patterned optogenetic stimulation in intact networks in vivo, as well as the longitudinal imaging of network dynamics across early development. Additional information on the lab is available at smithneurolab.org.
The Smith Lab is part of the newly-formed Optical Imaging and Brain Sciences Medical Discovery Team (MDT), a major initiative established by the University of Minnesota to promote the development and application of cutting-edge imaging technologies. The MDT is currently home to three laboratories, with additional expansion underway, and provides an outstanding environment for collaboration.
The Smith Lab is a member of the nationally-ranked Department of Neuroscience, which is home to multiple world-class laboratories and is also undergoing significant expansion. The University of Minnesota has extensive expertise across many departments, including Physics, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science and is a world-leader in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
The University is located in the heart of Minneapolis, recently ranked as one of the 10 Best Cities to Live in America. Minneapolis features a vibrant arts and music scene, exceptional restaurants, and multiple professional sports teams, together with an extensive collection of parks and lakes which provide opportunities for year-round outdoor activities.
PhD (or MD/PhD) (or expected PhD, to be completed before beginning position) in Neuroscience, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or related field. Demonstrated record of research accomplishments.
Able to work independently and as part of a team.
Experience in multiphoton imaging is strongly preferred, but not required.
Experience with in vivo recordings.
Experience and familiarity with scientific and statistical software (e.g. MATLAB, Python).
Internal Number: 336274
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