Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ramirez Group at the Center for Systems Neuroscience and the Neurophotonics Center at Boston University

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We are excited to announce a new opportunity for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Systems Neuroscience and the Neurophotonics Center at Boston University. The postdoctoral fellow will pioneer the use of cutting-edge technologies for in vivo imaging (e.g. two and three photon microscopy) to study the cellular and circuit mechanisms that support memory and cognition. In particular the project aims to bridge the gap between immediate early gene expression and cellular calcium dynamics during memory formation, consolidation, and re-consolidation. Training and research will be supported by the laboratories of Drs. Benjamin Scott and Steve Ramirez. Project selection and research direction will be guided by the candidate’s interests; we are here to facilitate the fellow’s passion, training and career development. Competitive candidates will be expected to hold a PhD in Neuroscience, Biology, Biomedical Engineering or related fields at the start of the fellowship. Experience with animal behavior, in vivo imaging, gene editing or strong quantitative skills is especially desired.

Applicants should email a CV and a brief note describing their interests to bbs@bu.edu and dvsteve@bu.edu. Top candidates will be invited to visit and share their graduate work at the Center for Systems Neuroscience at Boston University. If you are selected for the fellowship, internal funding will be guaranteed and we will support you in applying for external fellowship awards (e.g. Helen Hay Whitney, NSF, NIH NRSA, K99) as you prepare for independence.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

To apply for this job please visit theramirezgroup.org.