Please post the following re-opened postdoctoral opening to your list. Thanks.
BEHAVING MONKEY VISUAL PHYSIOLOGY--POSTDOC
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Professor Max Snodderly at the University of Texas, Austin, to study visual function of the early visual pathway of behaving monkeys (LGN, V1, V2). Single and multiple electrode recordings are made while monkeys view stimuli and perform behavioral tasks. Applicants should have good quantitative and computer skills, and enjoy doing experiments.
Projects include electrophysiological measurement of receptive field properties, and effects of eye movements on responses to natural images. We control precisely retinal image motion and location of the stimulus, including compensation for fixational eye movements. A collaboration with Prof. Michele Rucci of Boston U includes computational modeling to test theoretical predictions.
Three labs at UT Austin conduct neuroscience experiments with behaving monkeys and another lab may be added next year. Our lab has recently moved to a new building and we share excellent facilities with the lab of Alex Huk. An MRI scanner is currently being installed on the same floor and will be available for primate imaging. Our lab is part of the Institute for Neuroscience (http://utexas.edu/neuroscience), and the Center for Perceptual Systems (http://www.cps.utexas.edu), encompassing a broad range of outstanding research. There are regular journal clubs in many topics, including Systems Neuroscience and Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience. Austin is a fun place to live, has a vibrant performing arts scene, and many recreational activities.
To apply, email a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, pdf’s of publications, and contact information for three references. Informal inquiries are welcome and telephone interviews can be arranged.
Some relevant publications are:
Gur M, Snodderly DM. Physiological differences between neurons in layer 2 and layer 3 of primary visual cortex (V1) of alert macaque monkeys. J Physiol (Lond), 2008; 586: 2293-2306.
Kagan I, Gur M, Snodderly DM. Saccades and drifts differentially modulate neuronal activity in V1: effects of retinal image motion, position, and extraretinal influences. J Vision. 2008; 8(14):19, 1-25. http://journalofvision.org/8/14/19.
Snodderly DM, Kagan I, Gur M. Linearity and selectivity of neuronal responses in awake visual cortex. Importance of the cell sample. eLetter to J. Vision. 2010 http://www.journalofvision.org/content/9/9/12.short/reply#jov_el_84