Computational and Experimental Neuroscience Laboratory
Job Openings


Current Job Openings

Undergraduate Students: We are currently looking for 1 or 2 undergraduate students willing to commit to at least 2 semesters. Possible projects include the study of spatial navigation in rats, role of sleep in memory consolidation, computational models and data analyses.

Graduate Students: We are looking for an energetic and collaborative graduate student with a background in Neuroscience.

Postdoctoral Fellows:

The CENL is looking for a postdoctoral fellow in Neural Data Analyses. The candidate will have access to a large database of mostly unexplored electrophysiological data pertaining to 1) sleep and memory consolidation, and 2) spatial navigation in complex environments. The ideal candidate should have a strong quantitative and programming background (Matlab) and be a creative thinker able to produce original data visualizations and analyses. The candidate will be able to participate in experiments if desired.

The project is multi-disciplinary and involves collaborations with other researchers at the Univ. of South Florida, the Univ. California San Diego, The Salk Institute and Harvard Univ. Good communication skills are required.
Applicant should send a cover letter (email is ok), a CV and the names/contact information of at least 2 references to Dr. Jean-Marc Fellous (fellous at email.arizona.edu). The search is ongoing and is projected to be completed by May 30th, 2018. Applications will be processed in the order they are received.
The CENL and the University of Arizona are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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Past Job Openings

The CENL is looking to fill a postdoctoral fellow position. The research project is geared towards understanding the role of sleep in memory consolidation in rodents. Applicants with a subset of the following skill set are strongly encouraged to apply:

- Scientific expertise or interests in hippocampus and/or sleep and/or prefrontal-cortex and/or Thalamus
- Behavioral neuroscience and animal training (rat preferred)
- Electrophysiology (in vivo chronic behaving, or in vitro). Wireless recordings.
- General laboratory skills (e.g. histology, surgery)
- Optogenetics

(Optionally)
- 3D printing and CAD
- Biophysical computational modeling (NEURON or other simulators)
- Matlab programming and spike-data analyses
- Labview programming

These techniques are currently in use in the laboratory (and are therefore available for training, if lacking by the applicant). The project is multi-disciplinary and will involve collaborations with other researchers at the Univ. California Riverside, the Univ. California San Diego, The Salk Institute and Harvard Univ. Good communication skills are required.
Applicant should send a cover letter (email is ok), a CV and the names/contact information of at least 2 references to Dr. Jean-Marc Fellous (fellous at email.arizona.edu). The search is ongoing and is projected to be completed by Oct 30th, 2015. Applications will be processed in the order they are received.
The CENL and the University of Arizona are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


The Computational and Experimental Neuroscience Laboratory is looking to fill a position for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The research project is geared towards understanding the role of awake hippocampal replay in spatial navigation. The techniques used include high density electrophysiology in the behaving rat. The project is multidisciplinary and involves collaboration with a robotics team (University of South Florida, Tampa) and a computational neuroscience team (INSERM, Lyon, France). Good communication skills are necessary. This position is also appropriate for a computational neuroscientist with some experimental background interested in branching out to experimental neuroscience.

Applicants with a subset of the following skill set are strongly encouraged to apply:

- Scientific expertise or interests in hippocampus and/or prefrontal-cortex
- Electrophysiology (in vivo chronic behaving, or in vitro)
- Behavioral Neuroscience (rat training/testing)
- General laboratory skills (e.g. histology, surgery)
- Matlab programming and spike-data analyses

Applicant should send a cover letter, CV and the names of at least 2 references to Dr. Jean-Marc Fellous (fellous at email.arizona.edu). The search is ongoing and is projected to be completed by October 30th, 2014.

The CENL and the University of Arizona are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.