A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside in the laboratory of Dr. Cho. Our research program is focused on the neural mechanisms of emotional learning and memory, with special interest in synaptic correlates and neural circuitry of fear and anxiety. Potential projects will incorporate electrophysiological analysis and optogenetic control of behaviorally relevant neural circuits in transgenic mouse models of fear conditioning and extinction. Please, see the following articles published recently in the Cho lab [website].
Kim and Cho (2017) Encoding of discriminative fear memory by input-specific LTP in the amygdala. Neuron, 95: 1129-1146 [Link]
Kim and Cho (2017) Synaptic targeting of double-projecting ventral CA1 hippocampal neurons to the medial prefrontal cortex and basal amygdala. Journal of Neuroscience, 37: 4868-4882 [Link]
We are seeking a highly creative and motivated electrophysiologist with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biomedical science or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in patch-clamp recordings in brain slices. Qualified applicants should have a strong research background with a record of relevant publications. The successful applicant is expected to have strong communication skills and a desire to work independently and cooperatively with a team.
Please contact Dr. Cho at email@example.com and include a brief statement of your research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, copies of representative publications, and names and contact information of three references. Applicants who will be attending the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience in November can arrange for a meeting with Dr. Cho.