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We will announce a new search for faculty in early Fall. 



Laboratory of Jayeeta Basu

The Basu lab seeks post-doctoral candidates for positions starting as early as January of 2015 at the NYU Neuroscience Institute. Our lab aims to identify circuit-based mechanisms underlying synaptic integration, plasticity and learning behaviors. We use in vitro and in vivo approaches in the mouse to understand how activity in local and long-range cortico-hippocampal circuits translates to encoding of sensory experiences as long-term memories. Our technical expertise spans somatic and dendritic electrophysiology and two-photon imaging at the single cell and population levels combined with functional genetic manipulations.

We are particularly eager to recruit candidates who are motivated to incorporate as well as develop creative and novel experimental and analysis paradigms to study organizational flow and processing of information in mnemonic circuits. This will involve expansion of (but not limited to) the following approaches 1) assays for associational learning behaviors in freely moving and head-fixed mice in a virtual reality environment, 2) optical, molecular and genetic orthogonal systems to monitor and modulate neuronal activity, 3) computational models for synaptic integrative properties and neuronal ensemble coding functions.

Candidates should be in the final year or within zero-four years of finishing their terminal degree (PhD or MD/PhD). Individuals with excellent past record of research achievement and expertise in any of the following training backgrounds:1) live cell imaging 2) electrophysiology 3) rodent behavior and molecular genetics, 4) computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply.For further information please email Jayeeta Basu (

Laboratory of Einar Sigurdsson

A candidate with a recent Ph.D. degree (zero-three years postdoc experience) and a strong background in research on the biology of antibodies is sought to participate in NIH-funded studies related to Alzheimer’s disease. Creativity, fluent English, and excellent writing skills are desirable.
To apply and for further information, please contact Einar Sigurdsson.

Laboratory of Dayu Lin

We are currently seeking to fill one to two postdoctoral positions to study the neural circuits underlying mouse social behaviors. Projects will involve in vivo electrophysiological recording, viral-mediated functional manipulation and mouse behavioral assays. Potential candidates must be highly self-motivated and enthusiastic about taking on new challenges. Preferred candidates should have experiences in electrophysiology, data analysis and mouse behavioral assays. Candidates with strong background in other fields (e.g. molecular biology, physics or mathematics) who are interested in understanding brain circuits are also welcome to apply. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and the names and contact information of 2-3 references to Dayu Lin.

Laboratory of Michael Long

We are currently seeking to fill one postdoctoral position to study the neural circuits underlying precise motor timing in the song control pathway of the zebra finch. Projects will involve electrophysiology (both in vitro and in vivo) and behavioral analysis as well as the possibility of adopting molecular and/or florescence imaging approaches. Talented, creative, and motivated individuals are invited to join the team. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and the names and contact information of 2-3 references to Michael Long.

Laboratory of Robert Froemke

We are always looking for talented and creative postdocs with electrophysiology experience. But regardless of your background or expertise, feel free to contact us about a potential position at NYU. Please email.

Laboratory of Dmitry Rinberg

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Rinberg lab at the NYU Neuroscience Institute. The lab is using electrophysiology, optogenetics,and psychophysics to understand the principles of the sensory information processing. Specifically, we are focused on two questions: 1) how is odor information coded in the brain of the awake, behaving mouse? and 2) how is information relevant to animal behavior extracted by the brain? Postdoctoral researchers engage in both experimental and computational studies of multineuronal coding in awake, behaving mice. These include, but are not limited to measurement and analysis of electrophysiological signals from olfactory bulb and olfactory cortices, olfactory psychophysical experiments, developing of optogenetic approaches, and combination of imaging with electrophysiological methods. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and three reference letters to Dmitry Rinberg.


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