Understand the role of network oscillations in information processing at the cellular and network levels in the hippocampus of wild type rodents and rodent models of brain disorders.
Use electrophysiology and signal processing techniques to study brain rhythms and processing within ensembles of neurons of the hippocampus in freely behaving rodents.
Perform multi-site simultaneous local field potential and single unit recordings in freely behaving rats and mice.
Utilize digital signal processing techniques for data analysis.
Run behavioral neurophysiology experiments.
Pioneer the use of state of the art techniques for quantifying pathology in brain tissue from rodent disease models.
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
May work around chemical fumes
May work around chemicals
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Master’s degree in Neuroscience, related scientific field, or foreign equivalent, and two years of related neuroscience research experience.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Excellent computer skills, with particular emphasis on data acquisition and analysis software development. Ability to work independently and in a team setting. Experience with maintaining rodent colony.
Internal Number: R_00009129
About The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Neuroscience faculty study molecular, cellular, behavioral, and computational neuroscience, with the goals of elucidating the mechanisms underlying brain function and providing a deeper understanding of brain disease and cognitive disorders. Research programs investigate areas including learning and memory, addiction, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Down syndrome, and epilepsy.