Two postdoctoral scholar positions are available in the Kato laboratory at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Neuroscience Center. The primary goal of the lab is to
identify how our brain processes sound inputs to extract complex patterns, such as
vocalizations. Using mouse auditory cortex as a model system, we combine multiple
cutting-edge techniques (e.g. in vivo whole-cell recording, two-photon calcium imaging,
and optogenetics) in behaving animals to dissect the circuits that connect sound inputs
to behavioral outputs. The applicants for the current postdoctoral positions will participate
in the investigation of the specialized roles and circuits of higher auditory cortices. Our
lab values a collegial environment in which the PI and the members work closely in a
small group. Salary will follow the NIH guidelines.
1. Kato HK, Asinof SK, Isaacson JS. (2017) Network-level control of frequency
tuning in auditory cortex. Neuron 95: 412-423.
2. Kato HK, Gillet SN, Isaacson JS. (2015) Flexible sensory representations in
auditory cortex driven by behavioral relevance. Neuron 88: 1027-1039.
3. Kato HK, Gillet SN, Peters AJ, Isaacson JS, Komiyama T. (2013) Parvalbumin-
Expressing Interneurons Linearly Control Olfactory Bulb Output. Neuron
4. Kato HK, Chu MW, Isaacson JS, Komiyama T. (2012) Dynamic sensory
representations in the olfactory bulb: modulation by wakefulness and
experience. Neuron 76:962-75.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in neuroscience-related fields.
Previous experience in electrophysiology, imaging, and/or engineering is appreciated.
Competitive applicants should have at least one first-author publication.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with your current CV, cover letter, and at least
two references contact information.