Two postdoctoral positions are open in the Retina Group. Successful applicants will participate in two ongoing and productive investigations: (1) Determine how noise generated by chemical synapses alters visual sensitivity (2) Find principles of retinal design that limit noise. Laboratory is multidisciplinary, offering the following techniques: whole cell recording from transgenic mouse retina; multielectrode recordings; theoretical methods based on Bayes' and Claude Shannon's insights; two-photon and confocal microscopy; computational models incorporating the fine structure of the retinal circuit. Position is for a least 3 years, with salary according to NIH guidelines ($39,264 first year after doctorate). AA/EOE

Requirements: Applicant must have acquired a Ph.D. or M.D. degree within the last three years. Applicant should have a demonstrated interest in systems neuroscience or psychophysics.

The following skills are desirable but not necessary: whole cell patch recording; computer programing; Matlab coding; IGOR (Wavemetrics) coding; English composition; English verbal presentation; laser scanning microscopy; mathematics;

Salary levels: $39,264 to $47,820

Interested applicants, please send a CV, a description of research experience, and the names of 3 references to: Dr. Michael A. Freed