LEARNMEM2018 will bring hundreds of learning and memory researchers together for 5 days.
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The individuals listed below will be at LEARNMEM2018 and want to meet you!
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Position: PhD Student

Institution: German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE)
PI: Thomas Wolbers and Jonathan Shine
Lab Website: www.wolberslab.net
Email:  thomas.wolbers@dzne.de or Jonathan.Shine@dzne.de
Availability during LEARNMEM2018: Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Saturday

Description: The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a unique non-university research center dedicated to the subject dementia and all its areas, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. The DZNE stands for excellence in research and science management, translation of scientific results into practice, interdisciplinarity and internationalization. With over 1000 employees from 55 nations, spread over 10 sites in Germany, the DZNE is one of the leading research centers in the field.

This position will be based in the Aging & Cognition Research group (www.wolberslab.net), which seeks (i) to understand fundamental mechanisms of cognitive aging under naturalistic conditions, (ii) to establish novel clinical assessment tools, and (iii) to develop interventions that help maintain people’s independence. With a strong focus on spatial cognition and navigation, we employ a unique combination of advanced virtual reality and cutting-edge neuroscience tools.

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Please email Thomas Wolbers or Jonathan Shine for more information and to set up a time to meet at LEARNMEM2018!


Position: Graduate Student

Institution: University of California Santa Barbara
PI: Liz Chrastil
Lab Websitehttp://geog.ucsb.edu/~chrastil/
Email: chrastil@ucsb.edu
Availability during LEARNMEM2018: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Description: The Spatial Neuroscience Lab is looking for motivated grad students interested in studying the relationship between spatial navigation, learning, and memory. We use fMRI and EEG techniques combined with fully immersive virtual reality to study hippocampal-prefrontal interactions during navigation, the role of the retrosplenial cortex, and relational processing in the hippocampus. Students can apply through the Department of Geography or the Dynamical Neuroscience Graduate Program.

Please email Liz Chrastil for more information and to set up a time to meet at LEARNMEM2018!


Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Institution: Baylor College of Medicine
PI: Brett Foster
Lab Website: https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/brett-foster-ph-d/ca646e7e-88bf-11e5-b8c7-005056b104be
Email: bfoster@bcm.edu
Availability during LEARNMEM2018: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Title: Single Unit Studies of Episodic Memory and Decision Making in the Human Brain
Keywords: Human intracranial electrophysiology; single unit recordings; episodic memory; decision making; cognitive control; medial temporal lobe; cingulate cortex.
Position: Postdoctoral position in single unit studies of episodic memory and decision making. Project: Single unit studies of MTL-cingulate function in episodic memory and decision making. Using human intracranial recordings of single unit activity in the medial temporal lobe and posterior cingulate region to understand the interface of episodic memory retrieval and decision making.

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Please email Brett Foster for more information and to set up a time to meet at LEARNMEM2018!


Position: Lab Technician and Postdoctoral Fellow

Institution: University of Vermont College of Medicine
PI: Gregory Holmes
Lab Website:http://www.med.uvm.edu/ecdgroup/home
Email: gregory.holmes@med.uvm.edu
Availability during LEARNMEM2018: Friday, Saturday

Description: Our laboratory is interested in the cognitive effects of seizures on the developing brain. We record place cells and LFPs from animals engaged in a variety of behavioral tasks. We are interested particularly in temporal coding in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. We also use optogenetic stimulation to alter temporal coding. Am looking for a postdoctoral fellow or lab technician with experience in in vivo electrophysiology. Burlington is a great place to live and work. http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/burlington-vt/


Please email Gregory Holmes for more information and to set up a time to meet at LEARNMEM2018!


Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Institution: Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum (DRZ)
PI: Raffael Kalisch
Lab Website: http://www.ftn.nic.uni-mainz.de/jobs
Email: rkalisch@uni-mainz.de
Availability during LEARNMEM2018: Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Saturday

Description: A postdoc position is available at Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum (DRZ) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (near Frankfurt, Germany), in the research group of Prof. Raffael Kalisch. The DRZ is an interdisciplinary institute assembling stress resilience reseachers from the fields of molecular and cellular neuroscience, genetics, physiology, systems and cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and social science. The DRZ heads the Collaborative Research Center CRC1193 “Neurobiology of Resilience” (Mainz/Frankfurt; funded by the German Research Foundation), the International Resilience Alliance intresa, and the new EU Horizon project “DynaMORE” (Dynamic MOdelling of REsilience). The DRZ and its partners also run two unique longitudinal cohort studies (Mainz Resilience Project, MARP; Longitudal Resilience Assessment, LORA). The DRZ actively promotes collaboration and networking among resilience researchers world-wide and is strongly engaged in training and dissemination. A key activity is the annual International Symposium on Resilience Research. We now also organize an annual Spring School on the topic. For key programmatic publications, see Kalisch et al., Behav Brain Sci 2015 and Nat Hum Behav 2017; Chmitorz et al., Clin Psychol Rev 2017. The DRZ is situated in the rich collaborative neuroscience landscape of the Rhine-Main area (www.rmn2.de). The position is part of CRC1193, subproject C01. The project investigates the mechanisms of human fear extinction memory formation, a key resilience mechanism, using advanced imaging techniques in combination with pharmacology and psychophysiology. The project is conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Albrecht Stroh (9.4 T animal MRI, calcium imaging, optogenetics). In case of the successful acquisition of a second CRC funding period in 2020, the position can be extended to 4 more years. The candidate should have a strong background in cognitive affective neuroscience and/or neurophysiology, ideally with experience in emotional learning and memory. The DRZ and its partner institutions in the Rhine-Main area offer a highly attractive training and collaboration environment, mentoring and career development programs, an extended network of national and international partners, and a vibrant PhD and postdoc community. Please contact rkalisch@uni-mainz.de. Find R. Kalisch on ResearchGate.



Please email Raffael Kalisch for more information and to set up a time to meet at LEARNMEM2018!


Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Institution: University of California Irvine
PI: Kei Igarashi
Lab Website: www.igarashilab.org
Email: kei.igarashi@uci.edu
Availability during LEARNMEM2018: Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Description: A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Igarashi laboratory at University of California Irvine. We investigate (1) circuit mechanisms for associative memory in the circuit of entorhinal cortex and hippocampus, and (2) how these mechanisms in the memory circuit are affected and can be manipulated to restore memory in Alzheimer’s disease models. Our work uses in vivo tetrode/silicon probe recordings from behaving mice, optogenetics, memory behavioral tasks, and single-cell anatomy. The successful candidate will work on either or both of above two projects. Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. with research experience relevant to our lab interests and a desire to work independently within a collaborative team environment. Preference will be given to candidates with established expertise in either in vivo or in vitro electrophysiology. We are especially seeking an outstanding candidate interested in combining genetic approaches with in vivo electrophysiological recording from behaving mice. Competitive applicants should have at least one high-quality, first-author publication. Learn more about our research program at www.igarashilab.org To apply: Please visit the UC Irvine RECRUIT website located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04222 Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following materials: Curriculum Vitae Contact information for 3 references Research Statement – describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Igarashi laboratory



Please email Kei Igarashi for more information and to set up a time to meet at LEARNMEM2018!


Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Institution: Cornell University
PI: David Smith
Lab Website: http://people.psych.cornell.edu/~dms248/
Email: dms248@cornell.edu
Availability during LEARNMEM2018: Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Description: Postdoctoral Position to Study the Neural Circuitry of Memory. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION available immediately for an NIH funded project investigating hippocampal-neocortical interactions supporting learning and memory. We will use high volume neuronal recordings and local field potentials in behaving rats, in combination with optogenetic and chemogenetic methods for manipulating specific pathways in order to study the functional interactions between the hippocampus and various neocortical brain regions, especially the retrosplenial cortex. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or a related field. Candidates with a background in math or engineering and an interest in neuroscience are also encouraged to apply. Previous experience with any of the above-mentioned techniques is desirable but not required. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and applicant experience. The start date is flexible and applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants should direct inquiries to David M. Smith, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853; e-mail dms248@cornell.edu.


Position: Lab Technician

Institution: Cornell University
PI: David Smith
Lab Website: http://people.psych.cornell.edu/~dms248/
Email: dms248@cornell.edu
Availability during LEARNMEM2018: Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Description: Full-time position as lab technician/research assistant in the Psychology Department at Cornell University. The Smith lab uses behavioral and neurophysiological techniques combined with opto- and chemogenetic approaches to study the brain mechanism of learning and memory in rodents. The position involves assisting graduate students, postdocs and the PI in data collection and analysis, training laboratory rats on behavioral tasks, constructing electrode microdrives, microinjection cannula and other standard devices used in our experiments, collecting and analyzing behavioral and neurophysiological data, and other experimental tasks. The technician will also be responsible for ordering materials and supplies, cleaning and organizing laboratory areas and other routine laboratory chores. The ideal candidate would have a background in psychology, neuroscience or a related field or previous experience working with behavioral experiments in laboratory rats.

E-mail dms248@cornell.edu for more information and to set up a time to chat at LEARNMEM2018!


Position: Lab Technician, Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Scientist

Institution: University of California, Irvine
PI: Xiangmin Xu
Lab Website:http://xulab.anat.uci.edu/
Availability during LEARNMEM2018: Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Saturday

Description: Postdoctoral and senior scientist positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Xiangmin Xu (http://xulab.anat.uci.edu/) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), supported by new NIH grants including a BRAIN Initiative award. The research of Dr. Xu’s laboratory is focused on neural circuitry, which applies to understanding the neurobiology of visual perception, learning and memory, and stress. We use combined approaches of electrophysiology, photostimulation and optical imaging, genetically modified viral tracing to address neural circuit questions. The candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with strong experimental training in cellular or systems neuroscience. Candidates who are experienced in either whole cell recording in brain slices or in vivo calcium imaging would be preferred. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package for qualified applicants. The Xu lab and the UCI have excellent environments. The candidates will have opportunities to design their own research and write grants, mentor others, and present at international conferences.

To apply, please contact :

Xiangmin Xu, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology 362 Med Surge II School of Medicine University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 92697-1275 Phone: (949) 824 0040 Email: xiangmin.xu@uci.edu


Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Institution: Aarhus University, Denmark
PI: Anders Nykjaer
Lab Website: www.dandrite.au.dk; www.promemo.au.dk
Email: an@biomed.au.dk
Availability during LEARNMEM2018: Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Description: A postdoc position is open at The Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence PROMEMO in the group of director and professor Anders Nykjaer. PROMEMO studies the function of memory associated proteins that determines the persistence of a memory. The project will study how plasiticity related proteins in the amygdala regulate synaptogenesis. PROMEMO combines cutting-edge techniques in proteomics, complex structural biology, optogenetic memory engineering of tailored mouse models, electrophysiology of synaptic memory function, and high-resolution brain imaging in behaving animals. The center is embedded in DANDRITE (The Danish Institute of Translational Neuroscience, Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine), Aarhus University, that aims at unravelling the molecular mechanisms that explain physiological manifestations of cellular communication networks in brain circuitries, and how these are affected in neurological and psychiatric disorders.

To learn more and to set up a time to chat at LEARNMEM2018, please contact Anders Nykjaer at an@biomed.au.dk