Available positions:

Post-doctoral Fellows:

The Adaptive Motor Control Laboratory at the Rowland Institute at Harvard is accepting applications for a fully funded post-doc position.  The goal of the laboratory is to reverse engineer the neural circuits that drive adaptive motor behavior. We use mice as a model system and perform recordings during behavior (mesoscope-based 2-photon calcium imaging and electrophysiology), anatomical tracing, perturbation techniques (opto- and chemogenetics), as well as computational modeling. 

We are particularly interested in scientists with experience in one or more of the following: mouse behavior, 2-photon imaging, electrophysiology, or computational modeling (with the expectation that you would be eager to learn another skill here!). 

The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record in (one or more) of these areas, and familiarity with a programming language is preferred (Python).

Research topics may include: 

(a) Developing new mouse behavioral paradigms for adaptation for use during
multi-photon imaging and/or electrophysiology paired with EMG recordings.
(b) Data analysis tools for large scale high-dimensional data from mutli-photon imaging.
(c) neural perturbation studies in cortex, basal ganglia and/or cerebellum

(d) Building computational models applicable to motor control & adaptation
(e) Machine learning tools for behavioral analysis.

Undergraduates:
We are always excited to host undergraduates. We've worked with multiple Harvard students, who have successfully been awarded funding (including MBB, HCRP, Herchel-Smith, and Prise winners).

Visiting scholars / Master students: 
Please email Mackenzie if you are interested in projects in the lab.
 

PhD students:
I can advise graduate and masters students in conjunction with another lab. Please contact us to explain your interest in the lab.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

We are excited to have new members join our team. Please check out the following resources for how to apply. The lab can evaluate only a small fraction of applications carefully (generally, you should not expect a response). Please answer the following three questions in your initial email:

  • What are you applying for (lab rotation, undergraduate research position, PhD or a postdoc position)?

  • Time frame: envisioned starting date and ~end date?

  • Do you have your own funding or would you need funding from us?

Please include as a single PDF:

  • Cover letter: A a concise statement (no more than 1 page) outlining your past research and why our lab is a good fit.

  • CV (including a link to your Google Scholar profile, GitHub, and/or scientific website).

  • If possible, a publication (or pre-print) you authored. 

  • Research proposal: Please include a concise (no more than one page) research proposal on a project you would want to work on.

  • Contact information for 2-3 references.

 

Please send your application materials to: mathis@rowland.harvard.edu

(last updated: August 2017)