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Graduate Students

Development of novel assays to probe cognitive behavior in flies, learning and performing physiological experiments in behaving animals, rigorous analyses of behavioral and physiological data, and the opportunity to build and test computational models are some of the experiences students should expect in our lab. Prospective students should apply for the MCDB, DYNS, or BMSE Ph.D. program by early December. Graduate students in the MCDB, DYNS, and BMSE programs or from Engineering and other basic sciences programs at UCSB should not hesitate to contact us for possible rotations. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds.


We are seeking a talented and motivated postdoc to study visuomotor computations using two-photon calcium imaging in tethered behaving Drosophila in a virtual reality arena. Skills necessary to perform rigorous behavioral and physiological data analysis and computational modeling are desirable.

Qualification 1
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience
  • Strong experience and insight in neurophysiology and quantitative data analysis
  • Strong experience in quantitative analysis of animal behavior
Qualification 2
  • Ph.D. in related fields (e.g., BME, EE, Physics, Computer Science, Psychology, etc)
  • Experience in collaboration with neurophysiology labs and physiological data analysis (e.g., intra- or extracellular electrophysiology, 2-photon calcium imaging, voltage imaging, etc)
  • Strong desire and motivation to learn and perform physiology by him-/herself
  • Quantitative modeling/simulation experience
Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues with custom electronic instruments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and the capacity to be a good team player

Sung Soo Kim

Assistant Professor

Postdoc Applicants

Please send CV and cover letter directly to The candidates should provide contact information for their references in the application.