Job ID: 99976

Postdoctoral Position in Neural Circuits

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 June 2023

City: Riverside

Country: United States

Institution: University of California Riverside



Who we are:

The Yang Lab at the University of California-Riverside is seeking candidates to fill 1 postdoc position. We are looking for candidates with in vivo electrophysiology background. Our lab is uniquely positioned to combine state-of-the-art recording and manipulation techniques with computational modeling to address important questions in systems neuroscience.


Our current research is focused on the functions of subcortical neuromodulatory circuits (e.g., Yang et al., 2021, eLife; Megemont et al., 2022, eLife; McBurney-Lin et al., 2022, Cell Reports). We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including in vivo patch-clamp and multi-channel electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics, chemogenetics, head-fixed and free-moving behavior and computational modeling to understand the cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying sensory processing and decision-making in mice.


Who you are:


  • Ph.D. degree or equivalent in neuroscience or related disciplines


  • Solid experience in in vivo electrophysiology (e.g., silicon probes, tetrodes)


  • Less than 3 years of postdoctoral training are preferred


What we offer:


  • Excellent opportunities to advance your academic career


  • Excellent training in technical and analytical skills


  • Vibrant and dynamic research environment


  • Collaborations with neural computation, human brain imaging and biophysics labs in California and other international institutes


  • Above NIH-pay-scale postdoc salary


How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit a single PDF including a cover letter, CV and contact information for 2-3 references to For additional information, please visit


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.


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