A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
The main focus of this position is to characterize the activity of engineered neural tissues in vitro and to examine the ability of transplanted neural tissues to integrate with the brain. The fellow will participate in a number of brain-circuit reconstruction and neuromodulation projects, including a BRAIN Initiative U01, centered on the restoration of neurological function after traumatic brain injury and other cerebral insults. These projects involve two-photon/intravital microscopy, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, and in vitro and in vivo optogenetic manipulations.
The University of Pennsylvania offers a diverse research environment with many collaborative opportunities. To apply, please send an email to Dr. Isaac Chen (Isaac.email@example.com) with subject line "Post-doctoral position" and a copy of your CV and a description of your experience and interest.
The position requires excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, a high degree of motivation and open-mindedness, independence as a thinker and worker, and a desire to work in a complex and high-energy environment. Successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of project completion and publications. Candidates with two-photon microscopy and/or in vivo electrophysiology are preferred. Experience with calcium imaging and neural signal analysis is a plus. Contact us if you are interested and unsure whether your background is a good fit.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on the NIH pay scale.