Systems Neuroscience Postdoctoral Position

A postdoctoral position in systems neuroscience is available at the University of British Columbia. The specific research will focus on midbrain-cerebellar circuitry related to the encoding of optic flow signals, and their transformation into motor programs for flight control in hummingbirds, zebra finches, and pigeons. Techniques will involve some combination of electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, optogenetics, and free flight tracking in virtual reality environments. Experience in these specific topics is not as important as an interest in mechanisms of animal behavior and expertise in data analysis and manuscript composition. The research will be supervised by Doug Altshuler (UBC) and Doug Wylie (University of Alberta).

Applicants should send a single PDF document containing a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.

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Doug Altshuler

Department of Zoology

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4



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Reference Number

Please mention reference number GPS-54429 in all your correspondence about this Postdoctoral Fellow position.

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Animal neurobiology
Neurocognitive patterns and neural networks
Bird biology
Sensory systems, visual
Animal behaviour

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