Postdoctoral Researcher in Human Motivation, Neurophysiology and Parkinson's

Weill Institute for Neuroscience
1651 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
United States
Job Posted Date: 
September 8, 2023
Postdoc Positions

The UCSF Little Lab ( is seeking a talented postdoctoral scholar to help understand the neurophysiology of motivation and dopamine in patients with Parkinson's disease using intracranial brain recordings. 

The lab presents here an exciting opportunity to work with next generation technology that can record and stream intracranial cortical and basal ganglia neurophysiology from people with Parkinson's disease. This will be combined with cutting edge computational and behavioral approaches plus experimental techniques and causal interventions including dopamine modulation and closed-loop deep brain stimulation. 

The post doctoral scholar will have responsibilities for intracranial neural recordings, data analyses, computational modelling, write up and presentation. Recording techniques will include sensing-enabled Deep Brain Stimulator devices, electroencephalography, electrocorticography and closed loop stimulation techniques. 

Cognitive neuroscience, signals analysis, machine learning, statistical methods will be particularly useful.

Post doctoral scholars are supported by good pay and benefits:


Job Requirements: 


PhD in Neuroscience, Neuro - engineering or related disciplines. 

Advanced analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to independently run experiments, analyze data and plan forward strategy combined with excellent team and collaborative working skills

Highly self-motivated, inquisitive scientist

Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals


Experience in neurophysiological analysis and strong analysis and coding skills (Matlab / Python).

Experience working with electrophysiology data (LFPs, EEG, ECOG, MEG).


How to Apply: 

How to Apply: 

Apply by sending the following to Simon Little ([email protected])

  • Current CV
  • Brief Cover letter describing interest and experience.
  • Three potential reference contacts

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. UCSF actively seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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

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