Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Biological Sciences
Job Description: 

Dr Nathan Urban of Lehigh University Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a postdoctoral position for a NSF-funded BRAIN initiative project focused on the experimental and computational analysis of odor-driven navigation. 


This multi-year project involves investigators at more than a dozen institutions and is focused on analysis of how olfactory cues are used to guide navigation behavior in mice. Both behavioral strategies and brain mechanisms will be evaluated. The Lehigh group will combine experimental and computational approaches and will integrate detailed measurement and analysis of mouse behavior with simultaneous control of neural activity. 


We seek candidates with expertise and interest in one or more of the following:

  • Behavioral analysis

  • Data Analysis

  • In vivo or in vitro physiology and optogentics  


The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, psychology, biology, applied math, engineering, computer science or a related discipline. Successful candidates will have experience in experimental and/or computational neuroscience or psychology. Postdocs will be expected to participate in ongoing collaborations with other groups at Lehigh and in other locations, especially the other members of this project team. Postdocs in the lab will have the opportunity to present their work at national and international meetings and to take advantage of many opportunities for professional development.


Applicants can contact Dr. Urban via e-mail at


Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits.