Open Positions

We are looking for highly motivated technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars to work in a highly collaborative and collegial lab environment. Please check the job descriptions below and contact with Dr. Yildirim about your questions/inquiries via email.

Lab technician

The lab technician will assist with animal surgery, in vivo and in vitro large-scale optogenetics and imaging, and quantitative behavioral experiments aimed at understanding how neural circuits generate patterned activity that gives rise to complex behaviors and phenotypes in health and disease states.

The lab technician will design and perform experiments, analyze and interpret data, often large-scale datasets that require computational approaches, assist with lab management and organization, equipment maintenance, and maintaining safe work environment, and manage lab calendars and ordering related responsibilities.

The technician will work under supervision of the principal investigator, and/or postdocs, students engaged in research.

It is required to have an undergraduate degree and to have basic familiarity with animal handling, in vitro cell culturing, basic experimental design in neuroscience, basic familiarity with coding (MATLAB, R, or Phyton) , excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills, ability to analyze data and present it in a format suitable for publication, self motivation, and ability to function effectively in a team-oriented environment and balance the demands of an immersive research project with basic lab managerial tasks. 

It is preferred to have a undergraduate degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, computer science, systems biology or related field, quantitative and/or computing skills, and animal handling and surgery.

This position is ideal for someone with a desire to attend graduate school following this experience.  Please send your CV to Dr. Murat Yildirim via yildirimmurat1983@gmail.com.

Postdoctoral Scholar #1

The postdoctoral scholar will design and implement opto-mechanical systems for performing in vivo and in vitro large-scale optogenetics and imaging experiments. With these systems, we would like to understand how neural circuits generate patterned activity that gives rise to complex behaviors and phenotypes in health and disease states.  

The postdoctoral scholar will work under supervision of the principal investigator.

It is required to have a doctoral degree in Engineering and/or Physics, and to have expertise on one of these following topics: fluorescence microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, Fourier optics, image processing, machine learning, optimization, compressive sensing, brain functional imaging, and optogenetics.  It is also required to have strong expertise with coding (MATLAB, R, or Phyton), excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills, ability to analyze data and present it in a format suitable for publication, self motivation, and ability to function effectively in a team-oriented environment. 

It is preferred to have a doctoral degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering, and to have an expertise in multiphoton imaging and/or in endoscopic system development.  

Link for job application 

Postdoctoral Scholar #2

The postdoctoral scholar will design and perform in vivo large-scale optogenetics and imaging experiments. With these systems, we would like to understand how neural circuits generate patterned activity that gives rise to complex behaviors and phenotypes in health and disease states.  

The postdoctoral scholar will work under supervision of the principal investigator.

It is required to have a doctoral degree in Neuroscience, Engineering or related disciplines, and to have expertise on one of these following topics: behavioral neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and experimental neuroscience.  It is also required to have basic familiarity with coding (MATLAB, R, or Phyton), excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills, ability to analyze data and present it in a format suitable for publication, self motivation, and ability to function effectively in a team-oriented environment. 

It is preferred to have a doctoral degree in Neuroscience, and to have an expertise in multiphoton imaging and/or in computational neuroscience.

 Link for job application