SYNAPSES (Seminars at Yale Neuroscience: Advanced PoStdoc Extramural Series) brings to Yale postdocs from around the world to share their latest work. Plans will be to hold in-person visits starting November 2022; virtual visits will be determined based on COVID guidelines for each seminar. During their visit to Yale, selected speakers will present their research to the Yale Neuroscience Community, talk with faculty members in one-on-one meetings, and interact with Yale postdocs.
The Kavli Institute will cover the costs of travel and accommodation and will pay a small honorarium to all selected speakers (if eligible).
Deadline: Applications for the 2022-2023 SYNAPSES seminars will be accepted until 11:59pm on September 7, 2022.
The Yale Neuroscience Department encompasses a broad spectrum of interests. This includes molecular, cellular, synaptic, systems, behavioral, cognitive, and computational approaches to understanding the nervous system. Thus, we encourage applications from postdocs in any area of neuroscience. We are interested in showcasing a diverse group of scientists and our department realizes that the full potential of neuroscience research lies in the creative power that diverse perspectives bring to the field. Women and underrepresented minority postdocs are strongly encouraged to apply. International postdocs are also welcome to apply.
In your application (except for your CV), do not indicate any reference to your institution or lab since our initial stage of evaluation is blinded. Before going to the application, please be prepared to provide:
- CV (PDF)
- In text format:
- Research Talk Title
- Research Talk Abstract (Limit 300 Words)
- Future Research Plan (Limit 150 Words)
- What do you think is the biggest challenge in advancing Neuroscience? (150 Words) It should be scientific or social in nature. No specific guidelines.
- Diversity Statement: Please describe how your unique experiences contribute to a diversity of perspectives, identities, and backgrounds (Limit 150 words)
SYNAPSES Selection Committee
- Chen Li, Ph.D., Postdoc in the lab of Liang Liang
- Mary Joyce, Ph.D., Postdoc in the lab of Amy Arnsten
- Gizem Sancer, Ph.D., Postdoc in the lab of James Jeanne
- Cai Qi, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist the lab of Nenad Sestan
- Na Wang, Ph.D., Postdoc in the lab of Sreeganga Chandra
Peng Xu, Associate Research Scientist in the lab of Pietro De Camilli
- Sreeganga Chandra, Ph.D., Faculty Advisor
- James Jeanne, Ph.D., Faculty Advisor