Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Postdoctoral Associate - Tervo Lab

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Ashburn, United States


The Tervo Lab at HHMI Janelia is looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to lead a project investigating the neural basis of social interaction in rats. The lab combines cutting-edge behavioral assays, electrophysiology, and molecular engineering. Learn more about our work here

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Experimental neuroscience and data analysis of the resulting observations. These data will include animal behavior, electrophysiology, and imaging



  • Ph.D. degree in any STEM discipline

Skills and Abilities

  • Programming, preferentially some familiarity with Python and Matlab

  • Experience working with rodents (optional)

  • Experience with neural recordings (ephys or imaging) or other neural techniques (optional)

  • Ability to work collaboratively

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Quote Reference: R-441