Postdoctoral Scholar in Environmentally Induced Cortical Plasticity

University of California Irvine School of Biological Sciences

Environmentally Induced Cortical Plasticity: Postdoctoral Scholar - Frostig Lab

Job #JPF06272
  • School of Biological Sciences - Neurobiology and Behavior

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 20th, 2020

Next review date: Thursday, Aug 20, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Environmentally Induced Cortical Plasticity

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ron Frostig. The research focus of this position is on cortical plasticity induced by transferring rodents from their impoverished home-cages to a ‘naturalistic habitat’ that imitates a natural rodent environment within the confines of a vivarium (see Polley et al. Nature 2004). To study cortical plasticity, the lab is applying multi-disciplinary Systems Neuroscience approach based on state-of-the-art techniques including functional imaging, blood flow imaging, electrode arrays electrophysiological recordings, pharmacological interventions, behavioral tests, and histological studies.

Dr. Frostig’s laboratory is located in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at McGaugh Hall on UCI campus and is part of a rich and diversified Neuroscience research environment at UCI.

Candidates should be highly motivated and have a recent Ph.D. degree in biological/biomedical/bioengineering sciences. Experience in extracellular electrophysiology or functional imaging, in addition to computer programming experience, is advantageous for this position.

Qualified candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests and names and contact information for three references to the following on-line recruitment URL:

For more information about this position please contact Dr. Frostig at:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)