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Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral positions in the Department of Neuroscience at Yale University are available immediately to study the development of synapses and neural circuits with a combination of molecular, cellular and systems neuroscience approaches using electrophysiolgical and two photon imaging techniques (in vitro and in vivo). Highly motivated candidates with a broad range of scientific backgrounds, including the physical sciences, are welcome to apply but preference will be given to those with training in molecular biology and/or electrophysiology and/or microscopy.

Candidates must possess a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree. To apply, please submit a CV including a statement of research experience/interests and a list of references to Dr. Michael Crair at The Department of Neuroscience, Yale University, P.O. Box 208001, New Haven CT 06520-8001.

Postgraduate Associate

The Crair lab in the Department of Neuroscience is seeking a postgraduate associate trainee interested in the development of the sensory system. Candidate will work closely with a senior graduate student, supervised by the PI, to study spontaneous activity in the developing auditory system.

Through this one-year opportunity candidates will learn basic histological, neuroanatomical, physiological and molecular biological techniques employed to study the development and function of the central nervous system in mice. Training will include surgical preparation for in vivo calcium imaging, processing brain samples for histological analysis, performing basic molecular biological procedures, such as PCR, immunohistochemistry, and western blots, as well as how to perform quantitative analysis of these experimental samples. Candidate will learn how careful experiments are designed and analyzed.

This is an ideal position for someone who recently graduated from college and is applying for medical or graduate school. The candidate should be motivated, hard-working and engaging, and hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Neuroscience or a related field.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2 referees to

Graduate Students

Talented and energetic students interested in obtaining a PhD in Neuroscience from Yale University through research in the Crair Lab should apply through the Neuroscience Track at Yale or contact Michael Crair.

Undergraduate Students

Research opportunities for talented and energetic undergraduate students are available, based on a space available basis. Please contact the PI.