An NIH-funded post-doctoral appointment is available to study the neurophysiology underlying goal-directed behavior, decision-making, reward processing and executive control in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Wallis at the University of California, Berkeley. Further information regarding the research performed in our lab can be found on our website: http://www.wallislab.org
Our research uses sophisticated behavioral paradigms combined with the latest recording systems, which enables the simultaneous monitoring of large numbers of individual neurons in the awake, behaving subject. Our lab is part of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, and we collaborate with the extensive number of frontal lobe researchers on campus and colleagues in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to have strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills, and critical thinking abilities. Candidates must have a Ph.D., and those with a background in either psychology or neuroscience are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with MATLAB or C++ is desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience, within the U.C. Berkeley Postdoctoral Scholar salary range.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.