Postdoctoral Research Associate - Developmental Neurobiology

Job Location US-TN-Memphis
Developmental Neurobiology
Faculty Member
Jay Bikoff


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience / Neurobiology


The Bikoff lab ( is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in using quantitative approaches to behavior, in vivo calcium imaging, and optogenetics/chemogenetics to study neural circuitry in mice.


We aim to understand the functional organization of neural circuits that control movement, including how descending pathways from the brain interact with spinal circuits to implement motor output. The lab approaches this problem from multiple perspectives, using mouse genetics, single-cell transcriptomics, viral tracing and whole-brain imaging, and animal behavior to explore the role of molecularly discrete subsets of neurons in motor control. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds that would thrive in a highly collaborative, interactive, and supportive environment that provides the freedom to independently develop a research project.


The Bikoff lab is strongly committed to providing individual mentoring and training for all lab members, as well as additional support for career development.


Applications: Individuals with evidence of scientific accomplishment are encouraged to apply by sending their CV, a brief description of research interests, and contact information for three references to:

Minimum Education

  • PhD in neuroscience or related discipline
  • Prior experience in quantitative behavioral analysis or in vivo calcium imaging is preferred
  • Familiarity with Matlab or Python for data analysis
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to independently design and execute experiments and interpret data
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary, highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Other Information

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