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Job #: E311
Posted Date: April 22, 2016
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Research Associate - Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Dr. Xin Jin
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
The goal in the lab is to understand the neural mechanisms of reward-based action learning, focusing on the cortico-basal ganglia circuits and dopamine function.
Position Description: We are currently seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the striatal circuits and behavior. Research in the laboratory focuses on the molecular and circuit mechanisms of action learning and selection, using a combination of behavioral, optogenetics, electrophysiology and imaging techniques. The successful candidate will employ in vivo electrophysiology and/or deep-brain imaging, together with modified rabies virus and optogenetics to dissect the striatal circuits in relation to action learning in freely behaving mice.
Education: The candidate should hold a doctoral degree with a strong background in systems or cellular neuroscience.
Experience: Experience on in vivo electrophysiological recording or calcium imaging is preferred, with slice physiology or computational background a plus. Training will be provided in all areas needed for successful completion of the project.
Application Instructions: Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and experience, and three references to:

Xin Jin, PhD
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037