A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Franz Weber in the Department of Neuroscience and Chronobiology Program at the University of Pennsylvania. We are interested in the neural and homeostatic mechanisms underlying sleep and seek to understand how disturbances in sleep cause affective and cognitive disorders. To address these questions, we apply a multi-disciplinary approach integrating a variety of techniques available in the mouse model, including optogenetics, in vivo physiology, calcium imaging, behavioral assays, quantitative modeling, and viral tracing (Weber et al. Nature, 526, 435–438, 2015; Weber & Dan, 2016, 538, 51–59, Nature).
We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals with strong expertise in in electrophysiology, optogenetics, rodent behaviors, molecular biology or programming (MATLAB or Python). Applicants should have a PhD in life sciences.
Interested applicants should email a short statement of research interests and a CV including contact information for three referees to email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: Pay will be based on NIH Postdoc Payscale
Established in 1740, the University of Pennsylvania is a world-renowned institution for research and education. With its strong focus on sleep research arising from the Chronobiology Program and the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, Penn offers a highly collaborative environment for the inter-disciplinary study of sleep in health and disease.