The Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia seeks
to hire a postdoctoral research associate to work in the lab of
Prof. Dan Meliza (https://www.meliza.org ). The research
associate will lead a project to investigate experience-dependent
plasticity in the songbird auditory system, with the goal of
developing methods for early detection of auditory processing
deficits associated with language learning disorders. We will be
combining viral tools for gene manipulation with electrophysiology
and behavior in zebra finches to determine how early experience
interacts with known genetic risk factors as cortical-level
auditory circuits are first learning the structure of vocal
This position offers opportunities for training in slice
electrophysiology, large-scale extracellular electrophysiology in
behaving birds, in vivo genetic manipulation techniques, and a
broad range of computational methods. The Meliza lab is part of a
vibrant, inclusive, and collaborative community of systems,
cellular, and molecular neuroscientists. Postdoctoral fellows have
numerous opportunities for interactions and collaborations across
the University through the Neuroscience Graduate Program (https://neurograd.virginia.edu/)
and the UVA Brain Institute (https://braininstitute.virginia.edu/).
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a
field related to neuroscience by the position start date and a
record of productivity. Preference will be given to individuals who
have expertise in circuit or systems neuroscience, and who have
prior experience with scientific computer programming.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs
and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact
information for three individuals who can provide professional
reference letters. Please note that multiple documents can be
uploaded in the CV box.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on May
6, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.
This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be
renewed for two additional one-year terms, contingent upon
available funding and satisfactory performance.
For additional information about the position, please contact
Dan Meliza, Assistant Professor, at email@example.com
For questions about the application process, please contact Rich
Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral
associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and
The University of Virginia is consistently ranked as a top
public institution. Situated within iconic and historic
Charlottesville, Virginia, with convenient airport and interstate
access, we are located within one hour of Richmond and two hours of
Washington D.C. Charlottesville is consistently ranked as one of
the most livable cities in America. The postdoctoral affairs
website at the following URL provides more information on resources
for postdocs at the University of Virginia: http://postdoc.virginia.edu/.
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