Postdoctoral Associate - Neuroscience (90002091)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7091026 (Ref:9795-en_US)

Posted: December 22, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A postdoctoral position is available to study brain mechanisms for learning and memory and their involvements in social behavior, neurological disorders, and/or drug-induced brain states. The successful candidate will perform electrophysiological recordings that monitor a large number of neurons in freely moving rats during behavioral tasks, and/or analyzed the electrophysiological data. A Ph.D. in basic sciences/engineering or equivalent is required. Candidates with background in physical sciences and engineering are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in behavioral studies and/or electrophysiology is preferred. 

Job Duties

  • Performs electrophysiological recordings and other related experiments in behaving animals.
  • Analyzes electrophysiological data using Matlab-based computer programs.
  • Reports analysis results in meetings and/or writing manuscript.
  • Trains rodents (rats, mice) on learning and memory tasks.
  • Performs surgical brain-implant procedures in rodents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in a related field.



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