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Fostering Cutting-Edge Research in Remote Cell Modulation with Magnetogenetics: Postdoctoral Scholar

Chunlei Liu Lab (UC Berkeley)
Berkeley, California (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience, within the U.C. Berkeley postdoctoral salary range.
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Join the dynamic research community at the University of California, Berkeley, as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroscience, working in the laboratory of Prof. Chunlei Liu. This opportunity is centered on groundbreaking research in the field of cell modulation using Magnetogenetic techniques. The role is dedicated to harnessing the potential of Magnetogenetics for wireless, non-invasive, and on-demand control of genetically targeted neurons and glial cells, among other nerve cells. As a Postdoctoral Scholar, your primary objective will be to utilize Magnetogenetics to investigate the intricate relationship between neuronal circuitry and brain function. More information about the lab can be found at

Expertise in the following areas using mouse models: Electrophysiology: patch-clamp electrophysiology, encompassing cultured neurons and brain slice preparations, to investigate synaptic transmission, neuronal excitability, and ion channel properties. Neurosurgical Techniques: brain surgery for viral vector injections and cranial window implantation.

Preferred qualifications in one or more of the following areas. Molecular Biology: design and engineering constructs and viral vectors for cellular targeting. Cell Cultures: primary culture of neurons and astrocytes for in vitro experiments. Brain Slices: preparing and working with brain slices for ex vivo electrophysiological and imaging studies. Live Cell Imaging: epifluorescence and confocal microscopy for in vitro and ex vivo experiments. In Vivo Imaging: two-photon microscopy. Immunohistology: Tissue processing and histological preparations for cellular and molecular analysis. Behavioral Assays: conducting behavioral experiments to assess animal responses, cognitive functions, and behavioral outcomes. Data Analysis: data analysis skills, including relevant software (e.g., MATLAB, Python) and statistical methods for processing and interpreting complex experimental data.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


To apply, please submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information of 3 references (Letters of reference may be requested of finalists)


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