POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 2994Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is FilledAdvertising Started on:Wednesday, June 6th, 2018College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:NeurologySalarySalary:$48,432.00 to CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:Seeking creative, enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals as post-doctoral scholars to work in the laboratory of Kumar Narayanan ( at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.The Narayanan Lab is focused on how dopamine affects the neural circuitry of cognitive control, particularly in timing - or decisions of when to move. Dr. Narayanan's lab studies the prefrontal cortex and striatum of rodents with the best available neuroscientific techniques - neuronal ensemble recording, optogenetics, fiber photometry, calcium imaging, two-photon imaging, all in awake/behaving model systems. Being able to correlate data from these techniques to work in humans matters to patients suffering from diseases affecting frontal cortex and striatum.The Narayanan Lab is a part of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa. It is located within the Pappajohn Biodiscovery Building. Dr. Narayanan and the Iowa Neuroscience Institute are committed to the development of trainees. In 6 years, trainees in the lab have gotten 3 NRSAs, 2 mentored NARSAD grants, and 1 K award. There are ample professional development resources and Dr. Narayanan's goal is to launch trainees in pursuit of their goals.Iowa City is a vibrant mid-sized city that perennially ranks in the top 10 as a "Best Place to Live". It is the first UNESCO City of Literature in the U.S. and hosts a wide variety of cultural, artistic, and sporting events year-round.Education Requirement:PhD in NeuroscienceRequired Qualifications:A command of MATLAB, R or PythonMust have at least one first author publicationA background and passion for behavioral neuroscience and neurophysiology.Desirable Qualifications:Please have letter of interest include one paragraph describing past work as well as one paragrph describing what project in the Narayanan Lab you are most interested in.Online Application Required DocumentsCurriculum VitaName and Contact Information of ReferencesLetters of InterestNumber of References: 3To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact InformationContact:Nandakumar Narayanan - nandakumar-narayanan@uiowa.eduCmed-NeurologyPappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building169 Newton Road1336 PBDBIowa City, IA 52242Phone: 319-353-5698Department URL: University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the la