Postdoctoral position

All optical interrogation of decision making and cortical circuits

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Kanold at the University of Maryland. The laboratory studies the function, development, and plasticity of the auditory cortex. Current projects explore encoding and decision making with in vivo 2-photon Ca2+- imaging combined with in vivo 2-photon holographic optogenetic stimulation in behaving mice.

This project is part of the NIH BRAIN initiative and involves a tight collaboration between experimentalists, physicists, and theorists (together with J. Maunsell, D. Rinberg, D. Plenz, M. Histed, S. Shoham, B. Babadi, T. Fellin, S. Panzeri, W. Losert, D. Chialvo). The ideal candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience, engineering, or related discipline, a background in systems neuroscience, and an ability to work in a multidisciplinary team. Special considerations are given to applicants with training in imaging, in vivo physiology, computational approaches, and programming skills.

Qualified individuals should send a copy of curriculum vitae and names of three references to pkanold@umd.edu.


The Kanold Lab is housed in the Biosciences Research Building in the Department of Biology at UM, and part of the Institute of Systems Research (ISR) and the large multidisciplinary neuroscience community (NACS). The Kanold lab has numerous local, national, and international collaborations. The UMd campus is located suburban Washington DC, and is easily accessible by subway from downtown (green line).