Postdoc, Yale University

  • Postdoc
  • The joint project will focus on understanding the establishment of thalamic visual function during development.
  • Applications have closed
Lab Website: www.liang-lab.com

New Haven, CT, USA


Description:

We are looking for a postdoctoral associate to join a collaborative project between the laboratories of Dr. Liang Liang and Dr. Michael Crair in the Department of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine. The project will focus on understanding how neural activity contributes to the establishment of thalamic visual function during development. The Liang lab (https://www.liang-lab.com/) has established an advanced in vivo imaging platform for studying the detailed functional and spatial organization of the visual thalamus in adult mice. The Crair lab (https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/crair/) has extensive experience imaging and manipulating neural activity in early postnatal mice, and has identified characteristic spatiotemporal patterns of retinal activity that guide neural circuit development. The postdoctoral associate is expected to bridge strengths from both labs to unveil the mechanisms underlying the development of functional selectivity in the early visual system. This position is funded by a Kavli Institute Innovative Research Award. The candidate is expected to lead the project and will be co-mentored by Dr. Liang Liang and Dr. Michael Crair.
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Interested candidates should contact Dr. Liang Liang (liang.liang@yale.edu) and Dr. Michael Crair (michael.crair@yale.edu). The application should include: (1) CV; (2) A brief description of research interests and motivation; (3) Contact information for 3 references.



Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

An ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:
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Essential
• The candidate should be in his/her last year of a PhD program in Neuroscience, Biology or related field, or within 1 year of receiving his/her PhD degree.
• An outstanding record of research and scholarly activity.
• A demonstrable commitment to scientific discovery.
• Be creative, thoughtful, strongly self-driven and well organized.
• Have skills and experience in advanced neurophysiological techniques and quantitative data analysis.
• Have skills and experience with complex surgery in model organisms.
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Desirable
• A good track record of securing fellowship and research funding.
• In-depth knowledge of a programing language.
• A good knowledge of the visual system.
• Have skills and experience in two-photon calcium imaging and image processing



Featured Publications:

Please see example publications following these links:
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Liang Lab:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Liang%20Liang+dorsal%20lateral%20geniculate%20nucleus%7CLiang%20Liang+two-photon%20imaging+retina&sort=pubdate
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Crair Lab:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=crair&sort=pubdate


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