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March 2021: Postdoc positions available

Who we are:

The Yang Lab at the University of California-Riverside is seeking candidates to fill 1-2 postdoc positions. We are especially looking for candidates with slice electrophysiology background. Our lab is uniquely positioned to combine state-of-the-art recording and manipulation techniques with computational modeling to address important questions in systems neuroscience.

Our current research is focused on the functions of subcortical neuromodulatory circuits (e.g., McBurney-Lin et al., Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 2019; McBurney-Lin et al., Neuropharmacology 2020; Yang et al., eLife 2021). We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including in vivo patch-clamp and multi-channel electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics, chemogenetics, quantitative animal behavior and computational modeling to understand the cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying neuromodulatory regulation of sensory processing and decision-making in mice.


Who you are:

  • Ph.D. degree or equivalent in neuroscience or related disciplines

  • Solid experience in slice electrophysiology or in vivo calcium imaging

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Less than 3 years of postdoctoral training are preferred


What we offer:

  • Excellent opportunities to advance your academic career

  • Excellent training in technical and analytical skills

  • Vibrant and dynamic research environment

  • Collaborations with neural computation, human brain imaging and biophysics labs in California and other international institutes

  • Above NIH-pay-scale postdoc salary


How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit a single PDF including a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references to For additional information, please visit

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