The Neurotoolbox Lab offers two postdoctoral positions in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (Oklahoma City, OK, USA).

Scholarship: Fully-funded
Degree: Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The lab is interested in expanding the set of novel protein tools and microscopy tools to optically record and control neural activity. Recent publications of the lab were geared toward optical voltage imaging of many neurons simultaneously in live animals. Under recent NIH and NSF funding, the lab is expanding the optogenetics toolbox by producing new protein sensors, computational methods, and optics:

(1) The lab engineers protein sensors geared toward parallel recordings (Gong et al. Science, 2015; Beck et al. Scientific Reports 2019);

(2) The lab creates fast and accurate algorithms for processing large imaging datasets (Bao et al. Nature Machine Intelligence, 2021);

(3) The lab creates innovative one-photon and two-photon microscopy imaging technologies (Wang et al, Biomedical Optics Express, 2019, 2021).

Together, the diverse opportunities for research will prepare candidates to establish an independent research program in modern biology, investigating the complete pathway from molecular biology to animal behavior. The lab has a strong history of placing postdocs in faculty positions (see. Prof. Diming Zhang (Sun Yat-sen University, now Zhejiang Labs), Prof. Depeng Wang (Nanjing University), Prof. Yijun Bao (Zhejiang University)).

 Available Subjects:

Optical recording and control of neural activity

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. or is nearing completion of a Ph.D. in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, biophysics, machine learning, electrical engineering, neuroscience, neurobiology, optics, molecular or cell biology, or related fields with a strong experimental background, academic history, and publication record. Because of the broad nature of studies in protein engineering and neuroscience, prior experience could significantly accelerate progress. The lab is interested in candidates with experience in any of the following: Computational biology/computational image processing; Molecular biology; Optical Microscopy

Application Procedure:

Qualified candidates should submit a CV, the names and contact information of three (3) references, and cover letter with description of research interests directly to Yiyang Gong at [email protected].