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Dr. Thilo Womelsdorf's Attention-Circuits-Control Laboratory: We search for applicants to conduct learning and attention experiments in NHP's using large-scale multi-area recordings with laminar probes.


The job is for 3 years + options to extend. Starting Date: 2017 or early 2018.

 We offer: 

• TEAM: Working in a team with members having advanced computational skills and running innovative (very) high-density recording set ups

• TECHNIQUES: State-of-the-art facilities at Vanderbilt University in a laboratory Dr. Womelsdorf newly establishes.

• CONCEPTS: A rigid network approach to understand attention and learning phenomena with recordings of spiking activity in prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and the basal ganglia, 

• SIGNIFICANCE: The research allows causal testing of mechanistic circuit hypotheses using various forms of neuromodulation (pharmacology, diff. stimulation techniques). 

 The job requires these skills: 

• Experience with NHP’s

• Progamming skills

• Understanding of behavioral and electrophysiological analysis approaches in systems neuroscience. 

To apply:

Please send an email with a brief outline of your major research interests and a CV to:


Vanderbilt University is a vibrant private Research University with rich opportunities for interactions across Departments and Research Centers, located within Nashville, TN, ‘music city ‘ and people very convincingly convey it is one of the most exciting cities in the US !  


Thilo Womelsdorf
: 615-322-2874
2017-06-05 13:56:04

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