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Staff Scientist
Laboratory of Neuropsychology
 

National Institute of Mental Health

Bethesda, MD
 
 
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Division of Intramural Research (DIRP)
Laboratory of Neuropsychology
Section on Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Staff Scientist Position

The Section on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory in the Laboratory of Neuropsychology, in Bethesda, MD, is seeking a Staff Scientist to conduct research on behavioral neurobiology in nonhuman primates.

The Section on the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory studies the role of the primate frontal lobe and amygdala in reward processing and emotion. Neuropsychological and neurophysiological methods are used to explore interactions among brain regions that influence decisions by updating the valuation of rewards based on current biological needs.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and postdoctoral experience. Candidates must have experience with single-unit neurophysiology and equipment, as applied to awake, behaving animals, have knowledge of electronics, and be proficient at computer programming (C++, Matlab). Experience in performing aseptic neurosurgery is beneficial but is not required. U.S. citizenship is not required. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, as well as a Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available.

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three references to: Elisabeth A. Murray, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Building 49, Room 1B80, 49 Convent Drive, MSC 4415, Bethesda, MD 20892-4415, or murraye@mail.nih.gov .

For questions about this position please contact Dr. Elisabeth Murray, at murraye@mail.nih.gov.

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Ad has been online since April 29, 2014
 
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