Positions open with the m2c2 group:

Rockefeller University/Hunter College Postdoctoral Associate Position


We are seeking applications for a 2 year (renewable upon mutual agreement) Postdoctoral Research Associate position in beginning in June 2017 that will be a joint appointment between the Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology of Dr. Marcelo Magnasco at The Rockefeller University and the Dolphin Cognition and Communication Laboratory of Dr. Diana Reiss at Hunter College City University of New York. The postdoctoral research associate will be in integral and active member of an interdisciplinary research group M2C2 conducting cognitive and communication studies with dolphins at our research laboratory at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. The ideal candidate would be interested in animal cognition, animal learning, behavior and communication and big data analysis.

The postdoctoral associate will receive a competitive stipend and will work with guidance from a multidisciplinary mentoring team. Responsibilities will include conducting daily cognitive research sessions with dolphins, maintaining computers and interfaces between the dolphin lab and our remote university labs and assisting in the analysis of behavioral and acoustic data. Applicants are expected to be near completion of a terminal doctorate degree, have a strong research record with evidence of exceptional scholarship, be self-motivated, and embrace interdisciplinary research. The position is open to students including but not restricted to marine mammal behavior, biology, communication, bioacoustics, behavioral analysis, bioacoustics, computational biology and bioinformatics. We are looking for a person that has research skills and is animal and people oriented as the research is conducted with dolphins in a public aquarium. Computer software skills, experience and fluency in Matlab are required; video processing and bioacoustics analysis skills are preferred but not requisite. Experience with statistical and behavioral analysis is preferred. Research background in dolphin behavior and bioacoustics is preferred but not required. The position requires living in Baltimore.

To apply for this position, send an email to magnascolab@rockefeller.edu. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a one page summary of your research interests.  Three letters of recommendation should be sent to this address as well. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The start date can be as soon as December 1, 2017.

Rockefeller University and Hunter College are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability.