This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location
This position is in the Department of Biology on the Danforth Campus.
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Bruce Carlson at Washington University in St. Louis.
The main focus of research in the Carlson lab is to understand information processing by sensory systems, using an integrated mechanistic and evolutionary approach. We are interested in stimulus encoding and central processing, how evolutionary change in sensory systems mediates adaptive diversification of behavior, and the influence of behavior on ecological interactions and evolutionary processes. We employ a wide range of techniques, including in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology, neuronal imaging, neuroanatomy and histology, computational modeling, behavioral observation and playback, and field work. Currently, a major focus of the lab is in understanding how synaptic plasticity reconfigures sensory networks as the sensory environment changes.
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to learn and combine various electrophysiological and imaging approaches with behavior, anatomy, and computational modeling.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, or a related discipline.
Prior experience with electrophysiology or computational modeling is highly preferred.
Base pay commensurate with experience.