Our laboratory has opening for a postdoctoral scholar to work on an NIH funded project that aims to understand novel forms of striatal plasticity that shape motor output in models of Parkinson's disease and to use this information to develop novel therapeutics.
The successful candidate will use cutting-edge in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology and imaging techniques to determine the dynamics of cortico-striatal circuits as well as the cellular and molecular underpinnings of striatal plasticity mechanisms that we have demonstrated ameliorate Parkinson's induced motor impairments.
The laboratory is located in the Department of Neurobiology in the School of Medicine and is an active part of the vibrant, multidisciplinary, and internationally recognized neuroscience community that also includes Carnegie Mellon University.
The experience of the successful candidate will be further enhanced by collaborative interactions with many of the prominent laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon that study basal ganglia circuitry as well as with the research community at large.
Pittsburgh offers numerous cultural and sports activities as well as an affordable lifestyle for young professionals. Consistently rated Most Livable City in the US by the Economist and Forbes Magazine.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience, physiology or related field within the past 0-2 years, with a track record of productivity and innovation. The successful candidate should have solid experience in patch clamp electrophysiology in brain slices.
Creative thinking skills, command of the neuroscience literature, affinity for performing experimental animal research and ability to work collaboratively with excellent communication skills are desired
Please email your CV and three references to Dr. Rebecca Seal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
***Come see our SfN poster on this project: Sunday October 20th 9:00am Board G9 132.02
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