A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, VanderHorst lab, Boston, USA. The successful candidate will take on a major role in an established research line which aims to understand brainstem mechanisms that contribute to obstructive sleep apnea. This research line is embedded in an NIH funded Program Project Grant, which includes 4 additional rodent and human studies. The successful candidate will use pharmacogenetic, optogenetic, electrophysiological and state of the art neuro-anatomical methods to study brainstem circuitries in mouse models. He/she will have the opportunity to develop her/his own research project within the themes of the program project.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have a record of academic achievement, and work well with others. Applicants who have experience in respiratory physiology and/or motor systems neuroscience using one or more of the above techniques in mouse models, are especially encouraged to apply. Matlab programming skills are a plus.
Please submit a letter of interest including research/career goals, CV, and the names, email address and phone numbers of three references to Dr. Veronique VanderHorst at email@example.com. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers. It is home to a renowned academic research program where scientific discoveries are helping to transform medical care. With revolutionary advances and therapies happening right here within our walls, BIDMC is a national leader in "bench to bedside" research. BIDMC is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston.
PhD in neuroscience and/or M.D. with equivalent research experience
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent scientific track record
Strong background in respiratory and/or motor and/or sleep systems neuroscience is preferred
Experience in chemo- and/or optogenetic approaches in mice is preferred
Experience in Matlab programming is preferred
Experience in surgical instrumentation of mice
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent skills in written and spoken English
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
Additional Salary Information: Standard NIH postdoc rates apply