Open Positions

Please apply in the form below for listed positions and general inquiries in lab positions. All applications are seen by Dr. David Fitzpatrick.


Joint Postdoc Position

MPFI & Caltech

The tree shrew provides an exciting model for studying vision, complementing traditional organisms such as the macaque monkey and the mouse. Its small size, short reproduction time, and flat cortex make it amenable to circuit dissection using powerful tools such as cell-type specific viral targeting, optogenetics, and largescale calcium imaging. At the same time, it has ~ 10 times the visual acuity of a mouse and ~ 30 degrees of binocular overlap, making it a potentially better model organism for the study of vision than the mouse. The labs of Doris Tsao and David Fitzpatrick seek a talented postdoc to work on a joint project to dissect mechanisms for visual object representation in tree shrew extrastriate cortex, focusing initially on questions related to visual segmentation. 

 

Qualifications

  • PhD in Neuroscience related field 
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, imaging techniques, behavioral analysis and computation.
  • Willing to travel between Jupiter, Florida and Pasadena, California

*Please apply in the form below. 


Circuits & Behavior Postdoctoral Position

MPFI

Project focuses on the circuits and behavior in tree shrew visual cortex.

Qualifications

  • PhD in a Neuroscience related field
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, imaging techniques, behavioral analysis and computation.

*Please apply in form below.


Project focuses on the circuit development in the ferret visual cortex.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in a Neuroscience related field
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, imaging techniques, and computation.

*Please apply in the form below.

Circuit Development Postdoctoral Position

MPFI


Project focuses on synaptic organization of cortical circuits in ferret or tree shrew visual cortex.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in a Neuroscience related field
  • Previous experience inone or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, imaging techniques, behavioral analysis and computation.

*Please apply in form below.

Circuit Function Postdoctoral Position

MPFI


Currently Accepting Grad Students via Florida Atlantic University IMPRS & IBAN programs  

Looking for motivated Grad Students to work in the Fitzpatrick lab through either the IMPRS or IBAN programs. To contact the lab please fill out the form below. Follow the links on the right to apply to each program directly.


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*Please send all CVs and Resumes to: Valerie.Hoke@mpfi.org