Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Postdoctoral Associate - Systems Neuroscience - Pachitariu Lab

3+ months agoAshburn, VA

Primary Work Address: 19700 Helix Drive, Ashburn, VA, 20147

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Janelia Research Campus is a pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia, where scientists pursue fundamental questions in neuroscience and imaging. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched Janelia in 2006, establishing an intellectually distinctive environment for scientists to do creative, collaborative, hands-on work. Our integrated teams of biologists, computational scientists, and tool-builders pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact. We share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community. It is a uniquely innovative and collaborative atmosphere that reflects HHMI's reputation for excellence.

Summary: The Pachitariu Lab at HHMI Janelia is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to lead projects that investigate the neural basis of cognition in rodents. The lab uses large-scale neural recordings combined with modern computational and theoretical approaches. Learn more about our work here

This position is available immediately.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design novel behavioral paradigms in mice
  • Combine behavior and large-scale neural recordings
  • Explore and analyze resulting data with data science techniques
  • Participate in collaborative projects with computational researchers.


Qualifications

Education
  • PhD in neuroscience / related discipline
  • or PhD in a computational field, but interested to start experimental work


Skills and Abilities
  • Experience with rodent training
  • Experience with neural recordings (ephys or imaging)
  • Skills to manage and support interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Proficiency with Python or Matlab for data analysis


If you want more information, reach out directly to Marius at pachitarium@hhmi.org

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID: HHMI-R-152

Perks and Benefits

  • Financial And Retirement
    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) with company matching
  • Health And Wellness
    • health reimbursement account
    • health insurance
    • dental insurance
    • vision insurance
    • life insurance
    • short-term disability
    • long-term disability
    • HSA account
    • fitness subsidies
    • on-site gym
    • FSA account
  • Office Life And Perks
    • commuter benefits program
    • happy hours
    • snacks
    • diversity and inclusion program
  • Professional Development
    • tuition reimbursement
    • access to online courses
    • learning and development stipend
  • Vacation And Time Off
    • paid vacation
    • paid holidays
    • personal/sick days
    • maternity leave
    • paternity leave