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Postdoctoral Scholar - McNaughton Lab

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $55,632-$66,600. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoctoral Scholar Scale for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated experience, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: February 27, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Feb 26, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The McNaughton laboratory at UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position to study the neural basis of cortical learning and knowledge representation at the level of neural ensembles. The project will involve high-density electrophysiological and/or 2-photon recording in mouse cortex and hippocampus in an immersive virtual reality paradigm, and optogenetic or chemogenetic manipulation of hippocampal output.

Representative recent publications: DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2115229119; doi: 10.1038/s41583-022-00620-6; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1788-20.2020

The successful candidate will either have or be near completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and have demonstrated capability relevant to the design and conduct of experiments using neural ensemble recording and/or imaging in behaving animals and related data analysis, and a record of research productivity including first author publications. The appointment will be initially for two years, with possibility of reappointment depending on fund availability and productivity. Salary commensurate with NIH pay scales. Applications are especially encouraged from women and minorities. The position will remain open for one year or until filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Accepting all applicants

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA