Graduate Program in Neuroscience



Virtici Postdoctoral Scientist

Virtici is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist with a strong interest in therapeutic product development. Our Postdoctoral Scientist Program offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial minded scientists to develop the skills and experience necessary for a successful career in the biotechnology industry. The Postdoctoral Scientist will lead research programs, becoming a key driver in product market positioning, product development strategy, and generation of preclinical datasets to support the program.
Required Qualifications
• Advanced degree (PhD and/or MD) in the life sciences
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to contribute in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment
• Integrity
• Strong sense of responsibility for deadlines and accurate data
• Ability to deliver results in a highly independent environment
• Rigor and attention to detail in all aspects of science
• Ability to exercise discretion when handling confidential or sensitive information
• Comfort with collaboration in a team-based environment
• Developing therapeutics with potential to treat disease and manage pain.
• Experience working in business to add to your resume and/or portfolio.
• Mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and business executives.
• Experience in intellectual property and patents
• Opportunities to attend and present at scientific meetings
• New relationships and connections with leading academic innovators and
global biotechnology and pharmaceutical partners.
Submit resumes to:
About Virtici
Virtici is a product development company focused on improving the way we treat disease and managet pain. Virtici partners with leading investigators and their respective research institutions to commercialize innovations with the greatest market potential, providing the business and finance expertise to accelerate product development. Virtici improves healthcare through added efficiencies and innovation, and connects all aspects of product development by working closely with our academic collaborators, affiliates in Boston, MA (Celdara Medical) and Indianapolis, IN (MBV), and pipeline development partners Daiichi Sankyo and Grünenthal Group. Virtici has over 7 products in development, and is actively looking for new, innovative technology opportunities and additional product development partners.

4/21/2017 – reposted from Mar 2017

Instructor Classroom Technician (ICST) 3 – Western Washington University

The Western Washington University Behavioral Neuroscience Program has a job opportunity for an Instructor Classroom Technician (ICST) 3. This is a full-time, 12-month staff role.

The ICST 3 is responsible for instructional support of upper-level undergraduate behavioral neuroscience (BNS) laboratory courses offered by the Psychology Department under the direction of psychology faculty affiliated with the BNS Program. The ICST is also responsible for maintaining major equipment and consumables associated with the BNS teaching lab and common facilities and common equipment associated with the BNS research labs in the Psychology Department.

The job application and description can be found online. Applicants must have a BS in behavioral neuroscience or related field. Application review begins April 23; the position will remain open until filled. 

Please email Yuliya Rybalka if you have any questions about the job posting.


Postdoctoral Position: Biology Education Research at the University of Washington

The UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG) seeks candidates to fill two full-time postdoctoral positions to work on the NSF-funded Learning Progression on the Development of Principle-based Reasoning in Undergraduate Physiology (LeaP UP) project. This project will develop a learning progression documenting how undergraduates come to master principle-based reasoning in Physiology across the undergraduate curriculum. We will create machine-gradable, constructed response assessments that will be used to describe current trends in student understanding as they move through the undergraduate curricula at R1s and community colleges. The project is a collaboration between UW BERG and the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group ( at Michigan State University. The positions will be under the supervision of Drs. Jennifer Doherty and Mary Pat Wenderoth in the UW Biology Department.

Details and qualifications can be found in this pdf: LeaP UP Postdoc Ad 0117



Scientist I – Allen Institute for Brain Science

A new Scientist I position is open at the Allen Institute for Brain Science:

(or, see the posting “Scientist I – Data Analysis in Experiments and Models” at

If you could forward this information to anyone who might be interested, I will very much appreciate it.  Potential applicants should feel free to email Nathan Gouwens ( with any questions.  Applications should be submitted at the link above.

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between experiments and modeling.  We are collecting vast amounts of data, and this position will be essential for converting such data to knowledge.  We are looking for excellent candidates!


Job description.

We are seeking a Scientist to be an essential team member in our ongoing efforts to investigate how the brain extracts and processes information. The core responsibility for this position will be the analysis of neural activity recorded in high-throughput electrophysiological and optophysiological experiments, as well as in large-scale, realistic simulations of the cortex. The major focus will be on characterizing detailed circuits in the visual cortex of the mouse, with a particular emphasis on bridging experimental and modeling work in a team setting.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In a close collaboration between experimentalists and modelers, work as a team member to analyze massive amounts of multimodal data representing visual responses in the cortex.
  • Develop and maintain analysis techniques and associated software tools, and contribute scientific ideas based on the analysis results.
  • Work closely with other team members to gain insights on the structure-function relationships in the specific cortical circuits investigated in depth via experiments and modeling.
  • Publish/present findings in peer-reviewed journals/scientific conferences.
  • Present a periodic summary of progress to the research community in the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Neurobiology, Bioengineering, Biophysics or related discipline.
  • Strong computational/data analysis skills; in particular, substantial experience programming in Python and/or MATLAB.
  • Strong publication record.
  • Ability to meet aggressive timelines and deliverables in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive experience in systems neuroscience (especially, being involved in experimental work) is preferred.
  • Experience with modeling is a plus.


Instructor Classroom Technician 3 – Western Washington University – Behavioral Neuroscience Program

This is a full-time 12-month staff position. The ICST 3 is responsible for instructional support of upper-level undergraduate behavioral neuroscience (BNS) laboratory courses offered by the Psychology Department under the direction of psychology faculty affiliated with the BNS Program. The ICST is also responsible for maintaining major equipment and consumables associated with the BNS teaching lab and common-facilities and common-equipment associated with the BNS research labs in the Psychology Department. The position is supervised by the BNS program director.

The job link can be found here


Postdoctoral position available studying the Molecular Biology of the Synapse (S. Smith Lab)

The SEPS lab at the Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle
Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington invites
applications for a postdoctoral position. Work in the SEPS lab focuses on
shared molecular pathology among the many genetic causes of autism. We
use a unique analysis platform, quantitative multiplex immunoprecipitation
(QMI), to measure a network of protein-protein interactions at the glutamate synapse. Our lab is characterizing network behavior in mouse and human iPS models of autism in order to better understand and potentially treat the disorder.
The successful candidate will perform both exacting bench work to
implement the QMI assay, and advanced statistical and bioinformatics
analyses on the resulting high-dimensional datasets using MatLab and R.
The candidate will work closely with a technician and grad/undergraduate
students to plan and supervise several parallel lines of investigation
involving primary neuronal cell culture, genetic mouse models, and human
iPS cells. The candidate will be expected to independently move projects
forward, write papers, and apply for F32 or equivalent grants. The ideal
candidate must have the ability to perform precise wetlab work and complex
bioinformatics analyses. Prior experience with human iPS cell culture and
MatLab or R programming would be beneficial. Creative, big-picture
thinking and dedication to autism research are essential.
The selected candidate will join the vibrant research community at CIBR,
located on the top floor of a newly renovated building in downtown Seattle.
A modern, open lab space, a collegial atmosphere, on-site gym and rooftop
garden, and top-of-the-line equipment, office space and meeting rooms make
this an ideal training environment. Initial appointment will be for one year,
with extension contingent on funding and performance.
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