A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately for an energetic recent graduate with a PhD degree in Neuroscience or closely related field, to work at the interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience at the University of California Davis. The postdoctoral fellow will train in the lab of Dr. Fioravante, whose interests include the functional role of synapses and small neural circuits in innate and learned behaviors (www.fioravantelab.ucdavis.edu).
The fellow will probe synaptic and circuit connectivity and function ex vivo/in vivo in rodents using advanced electrophysiological, imaging, neuroanatomical and optogenetic techniques. The dynamic environment of the Center for Neuroscience and its newly established postdoctoral training program offer additional unique opportunities for well-rounded neuroscience training and professional networking.
Full-time position, NIH pay scale commensurate with experience. Full benefits.
Recent PhD in Neuroscience or closely related field required.
Expertise in electrophysiology (in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo) and ability to work with rodents are required. Some experience with advanced imaging techniques or rodent behavior highly desirable.
Fluent in English. Proven productivity with at least 1 first-authorship publication.
About Center for Neuroscience- University of California at Davis
The UC Davis Center for Neuroscience seeks to understand the function of the brain in health and in illness. Work areas range from cellular and molecular neurobiology, through systems and developmental neuroscience, to studies of human perception, attention and memory. Find out more about the Center and the Fioravante lab at http://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu and at www.fioravantelab.org