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Postdoctoral Associate, Fan Lab
  • Job Number: 23373
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Picower Institute for Learning & Memory
  • School Area: Science
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, FAN LAB, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory/Brain and Cognitive Sciences (2 openings), to join an interdisciplinary team whose research focuses on developing and applying novel high-precision optical and molecular technologies to watch and perturb the brain in action.  The lab leverages these cutting-edge technologies and integrates them with behavioral, molecular, and computational approaches to understand how the brain encodes, stores, and recalls information.  The position offers the opportunity to develop all-optical physiological techniques to interface with the brain and to study plasticity mechanisms in various neural circuits and behavior. 

The Fan Lab is committed to mentorship in helping its postdocs reach their full potential as scientists and to advancing their careers.

A full job description is available here.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. and scholarly expertise in a related topic area (multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary applications are welcome); project and data management skills, including open science practices; demonstrated rigor in experimental design and data analysis; self-motivation; ability to work collaboratively, and a proven publication record. Seek individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas:  microscopy and image analysis, systems neuroscience, physiology, protein engineering, and/or optogenetics.  Job #23373

Application material should include a cover letter describing your past research work, skills, future research goals, and how they fit with this position; a CV; and contacts for three letters of reference. This may be uploaded as a single PDF on the MIT job site in the resume field.