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Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurobehavioral Circuits Group

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

About the position

Fully funded postdoctoral positions are available in Dr. Julieta Lischinsky’s lab at the NIEHS/NIH in North Carolina which is opening its doors this winter. We are looking for motivated candidates who are interested in pursuing questions geared towards the understanding of the molecular and circuit underpinnings of social behaviors. How is social sensory information encoded and innate social behaviors established across postnatal development and adulthood? We use in vivo tools including single and multi-fiber photometry, optogenetics, pharmacogenetics, viral tracing, and behavioral paradigms towards answering these questions. Postdoctoral fellows will benefit from the community and resources offered by the NIEHS/NIH, career development opportunities, behavioral, viral, sequencing and microscopy core facilities and a vibrant neuroscience community within the Neurobiology lab and the Research Triangle Park area.

We believe in diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. Candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those from historically-excluded groups, are encouraged to apply.

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What you'll need to apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter (including research interests and experience), CV and contact information of three references to:

Contact name

Julieta Lischinsky


We are seeking candidates that have attained or will soon attain a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience or related field with fewer than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates should display strong communication skills and at least one first author peer-reviewed paper published (or in press).

Experience working with rodents is a must. Experience in slice electrophysiology, in vivo functional tools, and/or rodent behavior is highly encouraged but not required.

Additional Information

The NIH is dedicated to building a community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.