Currently available position(s):
The Adaptive Motor Control Laboratory at the Rowland Institute at Harvard is accepting applications for a fully funded post-doc position (earliest start date is Sept 2017). 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 (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, and/or Matlab).
(a) Developing new mouse behavioral paradigms for adaptation for use during multi-photon imaging or electrophysiology.
(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 high-speed behavioral analysis, plus EMG recordings.
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)! Send us your CV, tell us why you are interested in the lab, and a sense of your availability during the summer and/or semester.
Visiting scholars / Master students
Please email Mackenzie if you are interested in projects in the lab.
I can advise graduate and masters students in conjunction with another lab in the Boston area. 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.
Please feel free to contact Mackenzie for more information!
(last updated: June 2017)