Careers

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: Christie Lab

Summary

The lab of Dr. Jason Christie at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (https://www.maxplanckflorida.org/our-science/research-areas/mechanisms-of-synaptic-signaling-and-computation/) is currently searching for postdoctoral candidates interested in studying the physiology of error signaling in the mouse cerebellum.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The select candidate will participate in a well-funded research program examining how motor responses are refined and optimized by cerebellar-dependent learning using a variety of advanced recording techniques. This includes in vivo two-photon microscopy of genetically-encoded calcium reporters, patch-clamp electrophysiology, and optogenetics in mice behaving in custom-designed, closed-loop recording systems.

Education and/or Experience

The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Neuroscience or Biophysics. Previous experience with electrophysiology and/or light-microscopy is preferred. Also, candidates with technical backgrounds including electronics engineering, computer science, or physics are highly encouraged to apply. Dr. Christie’s group is part of the larger Jupiter Neuroscience Research Campus that also includes The Scripps Research Institute Florida and Florida Atlantic University. The candidate is expected to become an active member of this flourishing research community.

Additional Information

Applicants are encouraged to provide a statement of research interests with their CV and list of references. For additional information please contact Dr. Christie directly: jason.christie at mpfi.org.