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We are looking for talented post-doctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students with strong interest in synaptic and circuit function to join our team.

We are particularly eager to recruit candidates who are motivated to incorporate as well as develop creative and novel experimental and analysis paradigms to study how behaviorally relevant activity shapes information processing in mnemonic circuits. There will be ample scope to further develop (but not limited to) the following approaches:

  • assays for learning behaviors in freely moving and head-fixed mice in virtual reality environments,
  • optical, molecular and genetic tools to monitor and modulate neuronal activity,
  • models of synaptic integrative properties, excitation-inhibition dynamics and neuronal ensemble coding.

Interested candidates can send their resumes, a short statement of research interests and experience and contact information of 2-3 references in PDF format to


We are seeking post-doctoral candidates for positions starting as early as January of 2015 at the NYU Neuroscience Institute. Research in the Basu lab aims to identify circuit-based mechanisms underlying synaptic integration, plasticity and learning behaviors. Our technical expertise spans somatic and dendritic electrophysiology, two-photon imaging and behavioral analysis in mice. The projects will involve studying neuromodulation, sensory coding and memory formation in cortico-hippocampal circuits. The experiments will utilize functional manipulations of genetically defined long-range projection neurons.

Qualifications: Candidates should be in the final year or within zero-four years of finishing their terminal degree (PhD or MD/PhD). Individuals with excellent past record of research achievement in any of the following training backgrounds:

  • in vivo 2-photon imaging,
  • in vivo electrophysiology, and
  • rodent genetics and behavior.

are encouraged to apply. Experience with statistical analysis and a working knowledge of computer programming are desirable.

We are offering lab rotations. Whatever your background or research experience, if you are keen to learn patch clamp electrophysiology and/or two-photon imaging and explore how fundamental circuits control activity in the entorhinal cortex and hippocampus please email. Projects involving behavioral testing with optogenetic gain or loss of function approaches are also conceivable.