Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Yi Gu, the Spatial Navigation and
Memory Unit at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINOS). The Gu
laboratory aims to investigate the neural basis of spatial navigation and memory, with the ultimate
goal to uncover the fundamental principle of spatial cognition and the cause of related
neurological disorders. Projects in the laboratory mainly use mice as model animals and integrate
multifaceted approaches, such as in vivo two-photon imaging, virtual reality behavioral paradigm,
computational data analysis, and theoretical modeling. For additional information, please refer to
the following webpage: https://neuroscience.nih.gov/ninds/Faculty/Profile/yi-gu.aspx.
Salary and benefits will be set commensurate with experience and qualifications as well as NIH
guidelines for intramural research training awards.
We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral candidates with a Ph.D. degree and having strong
knowledge background and research training in neuroscience. We prefer, but not limited to,
candidates with expertise in the following areas: in vivo imaging/recording, rodent surgery, rodent
behavior, data analysis, and theoretical modeling. Candidate should have at least one first-author
research paper in the area of neuroscience, and good oral and written communication skills in
English. Candidates are expected to conduct independent research and cooperatively work with
The application should include:
( 1) Cover letter with a brief description of candidate’s interest in the position, research experience
and long-term career goals
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) A representative first-author research paper
(4) Contact information of three references
Please email all materials as one PDF file to Dr. Yi Gu (email@example.com), Investigator, National
Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Spatial Navigation and Memory Section, Building
35, Room 1C-1004, 35 Convent Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.