Lab Animal Behavioral Research Support, The University of Auckland, NZ

Added 02/08/2022

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Contract
  • UoA Department Name: Technical Services
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55566214

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers. 

This position has become vacant and now presents you with the opportunity to step into a progressive and rewarding position within the Vernon Jansen Unit. This position will develop and deliver high quality technical support and training in the field of neurobehavioural research to the university research community. Please note that this role is called Behavioral Technologist internally.

Your application of knowledge and experience in the field of neurobehavioural research will complement the research outcomes of the VJU stakeholders.  You will be able to grow and promote this support to a wider research community within the University.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

The salary range for this role is $70,000 - $80,000 depending on experience and qualifications. The role is a full time 37.5 hours per week, fixed term role until November 30th 2023. More >

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience, Washington University, USA

Cognitive-Computational Neuroscientist (Postdoctoral Research Associate) to investigate the function of long-range connectivity in human cognition.

Added 02/08/2022

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a collaborative project studying human cognition using computational approaches between the laboratories of Professor’s Linda Richards at Washington University in St Louis and Professor Peter Dayan at Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen.  The position will be based at Washington University in St Louis (WashU).  WashU Neuroscience is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 places worldwide for neuroscience research and offers an outstanding interdisciplinary training environment for early career researchers.

We are seeking a creative scientist with a background in cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience to develop analysis tools and pipelines and new models of cognitive function that will help guide our experimental approaches.

We are studying how people with corpus callosum dysgenesis, a major change in their global brain wiring connectivity, are able to process and integrate information during tasks involving decision making, social intelligence and memory.

In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Career Center, Teaching Center, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and campus groups.  Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at

The appointee will have earned a Ph.D. by the time of starting the appointment, ideally in cognitive and computational neuroscience.

Applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter explaining their background and interest in the position and working in both laboratories to Professor Linda Richards (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Postdoctoral Fellow, The Bolding Lab, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Pennsylvania, USA

UPDATED 19/09/2022

The Bolding Lab at the Monell Chemical Senses Center is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow to carry out large-scale electrophysiological and optogenetic studies aimed at determining how odor recognition memories are embedded in cortical networks. We will apply quantitative statistical approaches to relate behavioral signatures of odor recognition to activity and plasticity in olfactory circuits. We will use in vivo electrophysiology and calcium imaging to capture the activity of large neural populations during olfactory experience, and we will apply cell-type specific perturbations of activity and plasticity to distinguish how specific circuit connections contribute.