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About

MarmoHub.org arose out of a community consortium for supporting and promoting the marmoset model in biomedical research. The marmoset model provides a unique opportunity for generating scientific breakthroughs that translate to understanding human health and disease.


Note: Second annual meeting 2020 Marmoset Bioscience Symposium to be held Thursday, October 22 in Washington, DC

White Papers

How current marmoset research relates to the NIH's mission and the missions of individual ICs.

NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

Marmoset Focus Group Webinar, January 24, 2019

"Research Applications & Strategies in Neuroscience"
For access, contact aegoodro@central.uh.edu

Lauri Nurminen PhD (Postdoc, University of Utah) -- Optogenetic manipulation of cortical feedback connections in marmosets

Jude Mitchell, PhD (Assistant Professor, University of Rochester) -- Methodologies for visual neuroscience in marmosets

Zachary Davis, PhD (Research Associate, Salk Institute) -- UTAH arrays in marmosets: scientific opportunities and challenges

SfN Marmoset Bioscience Symposium 2019

The first marmoset SfN satellite meeting was held on Thursday, October 17 in Chicago, IL.

SfN Marmoset Social 2019

The annual, SfN marmoset social took place during the main meeting in Chicago, IL.

  • Hosts: Jude Mitchell (Rochester), Pawan Sinha (CSHL)
  • Special Guests: Erika Sasaki, Nicholas Priebe, James Bourne, Angela Roberts

Resources

Shared resources disseminated by the marmoset research community
Postdoctoral Fellow - NINDS

Position Description: Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, is seeking a talented, dedicated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow interested in working with marmosets to join his laboratory, the Integrative Neuroscience Section (INS) at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Under the assisted direction of staff scientist Dr. David Kupferschmidt, the INS focus on examining the neural circuit basis of cognition and its dysfunction in animal models of genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. The selected applicant would develop behavioral assays to assess cognitive function in wildtype marmosets and marmoset models of predisposition to psychiatric disorders. They would also establish in vivo electrophysiological recordings from these animals during behavior, with a focus on understanding neural communication within and between brain regions such as the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus that sub-serves normal and disordered cognition.

Dr. Joshua Gordon / Dr. David Kupferschmidt

Training Environment: The INS is part of a broader interdisciplinary team of world-class scientists within NINDS, and a neuroscience community spanning several institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that conduct active basic, translational, and clinical research. NIH is also home to a vibrant group of researchers studying physiology and behavior of non-human primates, including marmosets; the fellow would collaborate with this group in the development and implementation of their postdoctoral research. Postdoctoral fellows at the NIH also have access to comprehensive career, professional, and personal development courses and activities provided through the nationally recognized NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related discipline, and less than five years of relevant postdoctoral research experience at the official start date of the INS position. Prior experience conducting research with marmosets is required. Applicants with additional training in in vivo electrophysiology, circuit manipulation technologies, and/or automated behavioral analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills, as well as a dedication to teamwork and collaboration, are qualities sought in any new addition to the INS. Stipend value of the fellowship will be commensurate with the candidate’s training and experience, according to NIH guidelines.

To Apply: Application review will be ongoing until the position is filled. For consideration, interested candidates must e-mail their CV and a statement of research interests to Dr. David Kupferschmidt (david.kupferschmidt@nih.gov) with “INS Postdoc Applicant” in the email subject header. Reference letters will be requested upon follow-up.

Posted 12/2019
Staff Scientist - NIMH FILLED

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for a Staff Scientist position in the Division of Intramural Research Programs (DIRP), Section on Behavioral Neuroscience (SBN), headed by Dr. Yogita Chudasama. Research in the Section on Behavioral Neuroscience links systems-level circuitry to behavior, cognition and emotion, and is therefore critical for understanding the afflictions that commonly lead to cognitive ailments in brain disease, injury, and aging. We are seeking a talented, highly motivated and experienced individual interested in the development of cognitive and emotional circuits in marmosets. Studies will have a strong behavioral emphasis and will include:
  • 1) the precise characterization of circuit neuroanatomy using viruses
  • 2) the careful measurement of the abnormal development of cognitive and social behaviors
  • 3) the temporary in vivo interference of selective pathways using cell-type specific suppression or stimulation using genetically encoded agents. Our goal is to assess the behavioral consequences of anatomical, neurochemical and genetic manipulations to large-scale circuits associated with complex cognitive and socioemotional functions.

The successful candidate should be an experienced scientist capable of generating novel approaches to solve complex problems. The ideal candidate must have a PhD in behavioral neuroscience or a related discipline and at least four years’ post-doctoral experience in the general area of physiological psychology, neurobiology, or psychopharmacology. Proficiency in R and with scripting languages such as Python or MatLab is essential. Successful candidates should be able to effectively communicate research ideas, have excellent interpersonal skills and is expected to be a key member of the SBN contributing to the design of new studies, development of analytical methods, and the mentoring of students, trainees and fellows.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of research interests, and names and contact details for three letters of recommendation to Yogita Chudasama by email yogita.chudasama@nih.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Posted 11/2019
Postdoctoral Fellows - UCSD

The Miller lab at the University of California San Diego are seeking highly motivated post-doctoral fellows to participate in a research program aimed at elucidating the neural basis of natural behavior in the primate brain. There are positions for each of the following two projects testing freely-moving marmoset monkeys:
  • (1) Neural basis of Vocal Communication. These experiments examine the role of the ventral cortical pathway for vocal signal recognition during natural marmoset vocal interactions.
  • (2) Spatial Navigation. These experiments build on our recent identification of place cells in marmoset hippocampus during free-navigation to further explicate spatial encoding in the primate medial temporal lobe.
Candidates should have a strong scientific background in systems and/or computational neuroscience. Individuals with expertise in neurophysiological recordings in behaving animals (in primate or non-primate models), molecular technologies and/or computational analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

The positions are funded through two NIH R01 grants and are available immediately. Salaries will be based on experience and the NIH post-doctoral scale.

For more information or to apply for the position, please contact corymiller@ucsd.edu.

Applicants should send a CV, brief statement of interest and a list of 2 references.

Posted 06/2019
Research Assistant/Associate - University of Cambridge

Behavioural Neuroscience in Dept. of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience: The Roberts lab is a behavioural neuroscience lab that investigates the prefrontal control of negative and positive emotion with an aim to understand the multi-determined nature of anxiety and depression. It uses a wide range of neurobiological techniques including neuroimaging, chemogenetics, wireless recordings of cardiovascular activity, pharmacology and sophisticated cognitive testing. We are looking for an intellectually curious and highly motivated postdoc to join a collaborative, like minded group of researchers in pursuit of this aim. The post is based at purpose-built facilities within the University of Cambridge. Applicants should either have, or will shortly be awarded a PhD in behavioural neuroscience or related disciplines. Previous experience in neuroimaging, virally mediated methodologies or neuropsychopharmacology is highly desirable.


Salary: Research Assistant/Associate grade
Limit of tenure: 31/03/2021 in the first instance.

To apply please contact Professor Angela Roberts (acr4@cam.ac.uk)
https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/angela-roberts

Closing date: Friday 24 May 2019.
Posted 05/2019
Postdoc in Neural Basis of Communication - La Timone Neuroscience Institute

fMRI of Voice Perception in Marmosets: A postdoctoral position is opened from October 1st, 2019 for at least two years in Pascal Belin’s Neural Bases of Communication team at the La Timone Neuroscience Institute in Marseilles, France. The position is to contribute to the European Research Council funded project A Comparative Study of Voice Perception in Primates (COVOPRIM). Project COVOPRIM started in 2019 and aims to compare the perceptual and neural bases of voice perception across marmosets, macaques, baboons and humans. A key aim of COVOPRIM is to test the hypothesis of a primate “voice patch system” suggested by earlier findings (Belin et al, 2000; Petkov et al. 2008; Sadagopan et al., 2015). The postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of developing the marmoset auditory fMRI program in Marseilles. His/her missions will be to organize and ensure, in coordination with other staff involved, the optimal acquisition on a small animal 7T Brucker system of BOLD signal measures in either awake or anesthetized marmosets during auditory stimulation; and to develop and implement adequate analysis pipelines for analysis of these data and optimal testing of the project’s hypotheses. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurophysiology or related area, solid programming skills, and mandatory experience with acquisition and analysis of small animal, preferentially marmoset, fMRI.

To apply please send your CV, motivation letter and the names of two potential referees at pascal.belin@univ-amu.fr before the closing date of July 1st, 2019.

Posted 04/2019
Postdoc in Visual Neuroscience - Salk Institute

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Professor John Reynolds at the Salk Institute. We have recently discovered the existence of spontaneous traveling waves in Area MT of the common marmoset. Using methods adapted from fluid dynamics, we can detect and track these waves in real time. We find that they modulate the strength of stimulus-evoked responses and regulate perceptual sensitivity. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Reynolds on a project investigating the properties of these traveling waves and their role in perception. The project will combine computational modeling, multi-channel electrophysiology, visual psychophysics and cutting edge primate optogenetics. The position is fully funded for two years, with the potential for extending funding upon successful completion of initial project goals. The candidate should have training in one or more of the following areas: computational neuroscience, electrophysiology, visual psychophysics.

If interested, send a CV and 2-3 letters of reference to Sally Ganley -- sganley@salk.edu

Posted 03/2019
Postdoc in Visual Neuroscience - UT Austin

The Nauhaus and Huk Labs at UT Austin are seeking applications for a postdoc. The position is available immediately, but start time is flexible.

Our labs are working together to investigate visual cortical circuits in the marmoset. Current projects are focused on using novel optical-genetic techniques for monitoring and manipulating responses across cortical areas to understand mechanisms of interareal transformations.

To be considered, the candidate must have performed neural recordings and analyzed their data with rigor. The preferred candidate will also have experience with genetic approaches to functional characterization of neural circuits.

The Huk and Nauhaus Labs are part of the Center for Perceptual Systems at UT Austin, which offers a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment to study the brain at multiple scales.

If interested, please send a CV to inauhaus@gmail.com and huk@utexas.edu

Posted 02/2019
Associate Director for Research Resources - Southwest National Primate Research Center

The SNPRC located at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications for the Associate Director for Research Resources position. The Associate Director will advise and assist the Director of the SNPRC on organizational structure and operations (administrative, veterinary and fiscal) and in day to day activities; fill in for the Director during his absence and attend NIH-NPRC Director’s meetings. The Associate Director for Research Resources will also conduct independent research and manage the P51 base grant...

Posted 02/2019