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Primate Social Neurophysiology

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Position Description:

We are hiring a new Postdoctoral Associate in non-human primate social neurophysiology in the Chang lab at Yale University ( We are located in the Departments of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale.


Applicants with the following skills are particularly preferred: (a) research background in systems or cognitive neuroscience, (b) expertise in electrophysiology in awake, behaving animals, and (c) quantitative analysis skills, which may include computational modeling. The projects in the lab involve multi-channel, multi-area, electrophysiological recording studies in non-human primates engaged in dynamic social interactions. The postdoctoral associate will be required to generate electrophysiological data, perform extensive data analyses, and learn to perform the necessary surgeries required for such electrophysiological research. Furthermore, this individual will also lead a small team within the lab to propel the research in a collaborative setting.

Our preferred start date is between August of 2019 and December of 2019. However, we will try our best to accommodate candidate’s schedule if a candidate is an excellent fit for this position. 

Postdoctoral training in Neuroscience at Yale provides a strong environment for conducting successful and rigorous postdoctoral research. The neuroscience community at Yale encompasses multiple academic departments. The Kavli Institute for Neuroscience and the Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology provide excellent opportunities for the neuroscience community.

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV (including any papers under review or still “in prep”) and just the names of two reference contacts to:

Application Deadline Date: October 31, 2019

Yale highly values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.