Section on Molecular Neurobiology
Post-doctoral Fellow Position
We are recruiting at the Section on Molecular Neurobiology for a postdoctoral fellow interested in studying neural circuits and neurotransmitter pathways that regulate working memory in mouse models for psychiatric disorders. The major focus of our laboratory is to uncover how the Neuregulin\ErbB4 signaling pathway, genetically implicated with risk for schizophrenia, regulates working memory and behaviors relevant to psychiatric disorders through its functions in GABAergic and dopaminergic neurons. Our approach is to use a combination of in vivo and in vitro neurochemical, optogenetic, electrophysiological and imaging approaches to identify the activity of neural circuits that regulate working memory and associated behaviors with relevance to psychiatric disorders in genetically-targeted mice. The lab is located in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center (https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/john-edward-porter-neuroscience-research-center) .
• PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology or a related field, and less than 5 years of postgraduate experience
• have limited experience with some of the approaches described above, including: stereotaxic microsurgery, neurochemistry, optogenetics and whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiological recordings in acute slice
• Candidates with experience in in vivo electrophysiology and/or calcium imaging with genetically-encoded calcium sensors such as GCaMP, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Please submit applications including a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and long-term career goals, and request three references to provide recommendation letters to: Dr. Andres Buonanno, Section on Molecular Neurobiology, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Building 35 Rm 2C-1000, Bethesda, MD 20892. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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