University of California Davis is seeking highly motivated candidates for NIH-funded postdoc scholars to work in the optical neurophysiology lab led by Dr. Lin Tian. The candidates will be participating highly interdisciplinary research programs focusing on the development and application of genetically encoded sensors of neural activity in living animals. Our main focus is to develop fluorescent indicators for monitoring all kinds of neural activity, including neurotransmitters and neuromodulators, ion channels, G-protein coupled receptors and probes for deep-brain imaging. We are also interested in applying these emerging probes to decode neural circuitry and understand neuron-astrocyte interaction. Highly self-driven, ambitious candidates with great passion to solve challenging problems in neuroscience and successful publication track record are encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to work as a part of multi-disciplinary, dynamic and vibrant team, and will have the opportunity to work and develop his/her research program with the best labs in the field across campus and the nation.
You hold a PhD degree or equivalent in neuroscience and related discipline of biomedical research. The candidate needs to have capability to manage interdisciplinary research projects from sensor engineering to characterization in vitro and in vivo. The successful candidate will have strong experience within one of following areas:
Molecular biology and tissue culture.
Fluorescence calcium imaging in neurons or astrocytes with two-photon experience preferred.
Experience with rodent surgery, electrophysiology, optogenetics or behavioral pharmacology.
Strong analytical skills with MATLAB or R.
Interested applicants should submit one PDF file with a cover letter and a CV. The last page of the CV should include the contact information (e-mail address and phone number) for three references. Please send your application packets to firstname.lastname@example.org.