Postdoctoral Fellowship

Spatial Navigation and Memory Unit
Position Type
Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Yi Gu's laboratory, Spatial Navigation and Memory Unit, 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.

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 are not limited to, candidates with expertise in the following areas: in vivo imaging/recording, rodent surgery, rodent behavior, data analysis (MATLAB skill is preferred), and theoretical modeling. The 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 other colleagues.

The application should include:

  1. Cover letter with a brief description of the 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 (, Investigator, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Spatial Navigation and Memory Unit, Building 35, Room 1C-1004, 35 Convent Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.