Postdoctoral Research Associate - Arts and Sciences
A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Keith Hengen, and if applicable, in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Eva Dyer. The Hengen Lab is broadly interested in the fundamental principles of reliable computation in the intact brain. Through this lens, the Hengen Lab studies sleep, neurodegenerative disease, and complex behavior. The Hengen Lab takes a multidisciplinary approach to addressing scientific questions: the lab is enriched in high-density multi-site in vivo single unit electrophysiology in freely behaving animals, cellular neuroscience (patch clamp), and computational/theoretical neuroscience. A close collaboration with the Dyer Lab focuses on developing new mathematical approaches and machine learning tools to reveal structure in large and complex datasets.
Applicants with expertise in any of these areas are encouraged to apply. There will be an opportunity to train in complementary methods. The Hengen Lab is located on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in Saint Louis.
Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Data analysis
- Data collection
- Manuscript preparation
- Experimental learning
- Other duties as assigned
Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
- Experience in the fields of neurophysiology, animal behavior, applied math, and computer science.
- Emerging leader who is highly motivated and excited to combine their current skill-sets and ideas with new and diverse approaches.
- Competitive applicants will have some mixture of skills in cutting edge experimental methods (e.g. in vivo electrophysiology, behavioral neuroscience, patch clamping), data science (e.g., deep learning), or theory (e.g., the design and construction of models).
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Please send a curriculum vitae and contact information for two or more references to Dr. Keith Hengen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailCandidateQuestions@wustl.eduor call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.