Beginning this July, the lab will receive a three-year research grant from the Whitehall Foundation for our work on decision-making. Many thanks to the Whitehall Foundation for supporting basic research into the neural mechanisms of behavior!
Princeton University and Janelia Research Campus report two new resources for rat imaging in Neuron today. The first is cScope, a head-mounted, 3D-printable, widefield macroscope. Designs for cScope can be downloaded here. The second is two lines of Thy-1 GCaMP6f transgenic rats, which are available via the Rat Resource and Research Center.
The Laboratory of Comparative Cognition at Boston University has a open position for a technical research assistant / lab manager. Duties include behavioral studies, working with DNA and gene editing technology, microscopy and, possibly, the undertaking of independent research projects. The position requires a 1-year minimum commitment and provides excellent training for medical school or graduate school.
If you are interested please email bbs [at] bu [dot] edu or apply here! We look forward to hearing from you!
We are excited to announce a new opportunity for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Systems Neuroscience and the Neurophotonics Center at Boston University. The postdoctoral fellow will pioneer the use of cutting-edge technologies for in vivo imaging (e.g. three photon microscopy, functional ultrasound, head-mounted optical microscopes) to study the cellular and circuit mechanisms that support complex behavior and cognition. Training and research will be supported the laboratories of Drs. Benjamin Scott and David Boas. Project selection and research direction will be guided by the candidate’s interests; we are here to facilitate the fellow’s passion, training and career development. Competitive candidates will be expected to hold a PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or related fields at the start of the fellowship. Experience with animal behavior, in vivo imaging, gene editing and/or strong quantitative skills is especially desired.
Applicants should email a CV and a brief note describing their interests to bbs [at] bu [dot] edu. The deadline for applying is Dec 20, 2018. Top candidates will be invited to visit and share their graduate work at the Center for Systems Neuroscience at Boston University. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Laboratory of Comparative Cognition will be starting at Boston University on September 1st. Our research space will be located in the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering at 610 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston.