Positions for highly motivated postdoctoral scholars are available in the laboratory of Joshua Levitz in the Department of Biochemistry at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The lab uses optical methods, including single molecule fluorescence and optogenetics, to dissect the biophysical and neurophysiological mechanisms of G protein-coupled receptors. We are particularly interested in dissecting the fundamental mechanisms of metabotropic glutamate receptors in synaptic plasticity and modulation of prefrontal circuits with a focus on their roles as drug targets for psychiatric disorders.
Applicants require a PhD in biophysics, physiology, neuroscience or a related field and should have experience with either molecular biophysics (molecular imaging; protein structure/function) or neuroscience (slice electrophysiology; optogenetics; mouse behavior).
Individuals interested in this position should provide: 1) a detailed CV with bibliography; 2) a brief statement of research accomplishments and future goals (< 1 page); 3) three contacts for references. Applications should be sent to email@example.com
Weill Cornell Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.
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