Career Opportunities

MCW Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar

Position Purpose

Perform intravital multiphoton imaging for neuroscience studies. The project will use in vivo multiphoton imaging and activity-dependent reporters to investigate neural ensembles engaged by drug and non-drug motivated behavior.

The successful candidate will have published proficiency in intravital imaging and motivation to develop techniques to image superficial and subcortical structures. Candidates should have strong communication skills, a record of scientific productivity, and a desire to work both independently and as part of a team.

The Neuroscience Research Center is home to over 100 neuroscientists and the Medical College of Wisconsin has numerous core facilities and other resources to promote scientific training and multidisciplinary research.


Essential Duties


  1. Develop and conduct experiments to study neural ensembles in mesocorticolimbic circuitry engaged by self-administration of drugs of abuse and/or non-drug rewards. Develop protocols to enable long-term studies involving repeated in vivo multiphoton imaging.
  2. Perform experiments under the direction of the Principle Investigator, including other studies involving drug and non-drug motivated behaviors.
  3. Develop and conduct laboratory procedures including timely data analysis and archiving of data obtained in one or more areas of laboratory investigation.
  4. Adapt to general laboratory procedures to accomplish specific experimental goals of the laboratory, working closely in team setting with other members of the lab team.
  5. Participate in meetings with PI and other laboratory personnel to discuss and evaluate research being undertaken and in progress.
  6. Perform surgical procedures and behavioral experiments.

Other Duties

Perform other duties as assigned. Some experiments may require work on the weekends, although this is not routine.

Qualifications | Minimum Position Qualifications

Required background: PhD in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Engineering or other relevant field. Experience with intravital imaging.

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