Center for Systems Neuroscience Fellows

We are taking applications for two Center for Systems Neuroscience Fellows due Jan. 28, 2018. Applicants will be selected by the Executive Committee for the Center for Systems Neuroscience. The goal of this program is to bring new post-doctoral researchers to Boston University that will contribute to the development and use of new techniques. We are seeking applicants with extensive experience in cutting-edge systems neuroscience methodologies in animals or humans (e.g. calcium imaging, optogenetics, recording of large populations of individual neurons, labeling of cell-type specific populations of neurons, new techniques in neuroimaging). Funding is available for candidates at the post-doctoral level to work for two years as Center for Systems Neuroscience Fellows with faculty from our neuroscience community in all colleges at Boston University.

Potential candidates should contact one of the individual faculty in the Boston University Center for Systems Neuroscience listed at www.bu.edu/csn/faculty, and include the wording of this advertisement in their cover letter to the faculty member. The faculty member can then submit the candidate CV and a one page description of an innovative research project using new technology to the Center for Systems Neuroscience Fellow program for selection of candidates. Applications should be submitted to the CSN administrator junshen@bu.edu.

Review of all applications by the CSN Executive Committee will begin on Jan. 28, 2019. Preference will be given for candidates whose new technology research ties together the work of junior faculty in the Center for Systems Neuroscience with senior faculty in the center, but the initial contact can be an individual faculty member. These post-doctoral funds provide up to two years of funding with a particular emphasis on using or developing new technologies in faculty laboratories, and the expectation that candidates would apply for independent post-doctoral funding or shift to faculty funding after two years. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Candidates should have extensive experience with development and use of cutting-edge methodologies in systems neuroscience in animals or humans (e.g. calcium imaging, optogenetics, recording of large populations of individual neurons, labeling of cell-type specific populations of neurons, new techniques in neuroimaging).  Candidates should have a PhD in a field related to neuroscience with publications demonstrating their effective use of innovative methodologies.

The previously supported Center for Systems Neuroscience Fellows are:

Eric Lowet – working with Prof. Jerry Chen
Tashauna Blankenship – working with Prof. Melissa Kibbe
Leah Bakst – working with Prof. Joseph McGuire