The Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago seeks to fill one or two postdoctoral positions in sensory neuroscience. A PhD in neuroscience or a related field is required. The candidate would preferably have experience with single-cell extracellular neurophysiology, ideally in primates. The primary focus of the lab is to study the neural mechanisms of tactile perception by combining psychophysics and single-cell neurophysiology. Specifically, we investigate how various aspects of a tactile object – its shape, texture, size, it’s motion relative to the skin, etc. – are represented at each stage of the processing hierarchy, from the peripheral nerve through the successive stages of cortical processing. For each processing stage, we attempt to explicitly relate behavior to an aspect of the neuronal response.
Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research interests, representative publications, and three letters of recommendation via email, to Dr. Sliman Bensmaia: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the lab and its Principle Investigator may be found at http://bensmaialab.uchicago.edu. The University of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, national origin, or sexual orientation.