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Postdoctoral Associate 
We are looking to hire a postdoctoral level researcher to work on projects that exploit natural behaviors in rodents, particularly spatial decision making, to uncover general principles by which cognition is implemented by the neocortex.

We are looking for creative people who are interested in establishing a research program focused on understanding the neural computations underlying complex natural behaviors. Our lab will specifically attempt to go beyond repeated stimulus-response associations, instead using complex, naturalistic spatial behaviors to study flexible cognition.

Our work will span the development of new behavioral paradigms and technologies, and theoretical approaches to understanding the computations that occur in naturalistic behaviors, and how they are implemented by the brain. The lab will provide an ideal environment to make progress on this challenge: at Janelia, postdocs are free from funding constraints, allowing us to focus fully on the science. The new Mechanistic Cognitive Neurosciences research area at Janelia provides an incredible environment in which we'll collaborate closely with groups that work on theory, computation, biophysics, behavior, and tech development to pursue this problem and allow us to pull off ambitious experiments.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related field (e.g. neuroscience, engineering, physics, math, or similar). Desired skills include a background in quantitative and/or theoretical methods or interest in learning, proficiency in programming, and past experience in systems neuroscience.

Salaries and benefits are competitive and we're committed to making the lab a healthy and fun place to work. For information about Janelia, see here. Start dates can be flexible.

To apply, please email with a C.V., and a brief cover letter describing your research experience and future interests and goals.

Research technician 
We are looking to hire a research technician to work with new behavioral paradigms and electrophysiological and optical recording methods.

Our research plan builds on studying complex naturalistic behaviors in rodents with an array of novel methods. We are looking to hire a research technician to work on mouse handling and training, electrophysiolocal and imaging experiments, and possibly some data analysis and programming.

Our lab will provide an ideal environment for candidates looking to get exposed to an active scientific environment and to learn a broad array of methods, for instance before applying to grad school.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline; previous research experience; basic programming and quantitative reasoning skills; excellent organizational, communication, and time-management skills; and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

To apply, please email C.V., cover letter describing your research experience and future interests and goals, unofficial transcripts, and names of references.