Do interneurons, habits or plasticity mechanisms capture your attention? If so, consider a position with the Calakos lab.
The Calakos lab offers great opportunities for the inspired and independent scientist to advance recent discoveries of basal ganglia plasticity mechanisms driving habit and/or the cellular mechanisms by which fast-spiking interneuron plasticity contributes (See O’Hare et al, Neuron 2016 and O’Hare et al, bioRxiv/ eLife in press). Our lab values a collegial and collaborative environment and the PI takes career development and mentoring responsibilities seriously.
The most competitive applicants will have strong, distinguishing expertise in at least one of the following areas: electrophysiology, 2PLSM calcium imaging, and basal ganglia physiology. Please also note skill level in MATLAB. If interested, please send a letter of introduction and interest, CV, and letters of reference to Nicole.email@example.com and CC: Miranda.firstname.lastname@example.org, Deedee.email@example.com
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Duke University Medical Center is a leading biomedical research and clinical care institution located within Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Duke Neurosciences community is a medium-sized, highly interactive group with many opportunities for peer interactions and professional growth. Durham is an artsy/alternative-vibed town that provides creature comforts to people used to bigger cities like NY and SF, but on a highly livable and affordable scale.