The Oviedo lab is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to study cortical mechanisms of auditory function in mice. New tools that allow detailed investigation of neural circuits have revealed significant differences between cortical areas that perform different functions. Circuit specializations embedded in stereotyped modules are now believed to be the secret ingredients that enable cortical areas to perform specific tasks. Our goal is to reveal these unique circuit features in the auditory cortex and determine their behavioral significance. The current project is focused on screening for neuronal populations with unique connectivity in the auditory cortex using cutting edge circuit mapping techniques and molecular tools in vitro. We also investigate functional significance in vivo using optogenetic manipulations of genetically defined neurons.
Experience in computational and experimental neuroscience is preferred, but any talented candidates will be considered. Specifically, experience in patch-clamping in vivo or in vitro, extracellular recording methods, and MATLAB programming is desirable. Our lab is in a brand new state of the art science building on scenic Hamilton heights in Manhattan. Come and be part of the unparalleled science community of New York City and enjoy the best Jazz clubs in the world.
Interested applicants should email a CV, a cover letter, and contact information for three references to:
Hysell V. Oviedo, Ph.D.
City College of New York
160 Convent avenue
New York, NY 10031
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