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Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

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Columbia University

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New York City, New York

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Posting Details Job Requisition Number Field(s) of Specialization Neuroscience Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Department ZUC Zuckerman Institute Division Zuckerman Institute Location Morningside Summary Description The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University brings together researchers from different scientific disciplines to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly interactive research environment, laboratories work together to gain critical insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers. The Zuckerman Institute is housed in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, an architectural masterpiece on Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus. The Gadagkar Lab within the Zuckerman Institute seeks a postdoctoral scientist to perform research using in-vivo extracellular recordings and/or imaging of neuronal activity in awake behaving songbirds. The Gadagkar Lab is broadly interested in the neural mechanisms of social behavior; the lab uses state-of-the-art awake-behaving electrophysiology, imaging, behavioral tracking, and computational modeling to take an integrated approach to understanding how male zebra finches learn to sing and how female zebra finches evaluate male songs, to reveal the neural principles underlying social communication. The applicant should ideally have expertise performing in-vivo electrophysiology and/or imaging to track the activity of populations of neurons during behavior. Exceptionally strong candidates with training in a different STEM field and highly motivated to transition to neuroscience may also be considered. Strong computational skills, including programming in Matlab or Python, as well as superior motivation, drive and demonstrated aptitude for carrying out independent research are highly desirable qualifications. We invite to you review our website: Interested candidates should send CV and cover letter to Dr. Vikram Gadagkar at . Minimum Degree Required PhD or doctorate in neuroscience or related STEM field Minimum Qualifications PhD or doctorate in neuroscience or related STEM field Preferred Qualifications Strong candidates will be interested and focused on interdisciplinary work. Additional Information RAPS posting date 02/10/2021 Search Closing Date Special Instructions to the Applicant Proposed Start Date 03/01/2021 EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Review Begins Quick Link Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents + Curriculum Vitae + Cover Letter Optional Documents