The Krauzlis laboratory at the National Eye Institute is seeking post-doctoral fellows. The goal of our research program is to understand the neuronal circuits that accomplish visual selection and attention, with a particular emphasis on the function of subcortical mechanisms and their interactions with cortex. The strategy of the experiments is to measure and manipulate neural activity during the performance of visually guided choice tasks using a range of techniques (e.g., ephys, fMRI, optogenetics, viral-based methods). We use two animal models (non-human primates and mice) and are especially interested in recruiting fellows to work on rodent projects.
The Section is part of the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research (LSR), which includes the laboratories of Bruce Cumming, Okihide Hikosaka, Lance Optican and Bevil Conway. Research fellows will be encouraged to interact with scientists and fellows across the LSR as well as with members of the broader neuroscience community at NIH, and will have the opportunity for career development and training (e.g., career workshops, scientific writing, grant applications, etc.).
Candidates should have a strong background in systems and computational neuroscience, with expertise in at least three of the following areas: programming skills, especially using Matlab; training animals on operant tasks; analysis of behavioral and psychophysical data; recording and analysis of neuronal unit data in behaving animals (non-human primates or rodents); optogenetics, chemogenetics, and other viral-based methods; functional MRI; computational modeling.