Postdoctoral Scholar (Exp. 12/01/21)


Applications are sought for a full-time Postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will work on a collaborative and interdisciplinary project in the laboratories of Dr. Alicia Izquierdo and Dr. Andrew Wikenheiser in the UCLA Department of Psychology ( and

The collaborative project involves probing frontal cortex and hippocampus in flexible learning, incorporating in vivo electrophysiological recording and novel behavioral, chemogenetic, and computational methods in freely-behaving rats.

A successful candidate(s) will have the following qualifications:

• PhD in Neuroscience or Psychology
• Ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment
• Desire to conduct cutting-edge behavioral neuroscience research
• Experience in in vivo electrophysiological recording is required
• Experience in computational modeling is highly desirable, but not required

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of two potential recommenders to Alicia Izquierdo at the Department of Psychology by applying directly to the Postdoctoral Scholar Job Ad at the following link:

For informal inquiries, you can email Alicia Izquierdo ( at the UCLA Department of Psychology, with the subject header ‘ephys postdoc’.

Start date is flexible. The position is fully funded for two years, and may be extended depending on satisfactory progress and the availability of funding.

We especially encourage women and those from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields to apply to our lab.

UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, students, and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (