Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellow position open in the laboratory of Dr. Alfredo Kirkwood at the Johns Hopkins University. The laboratory focuses on the plasticity of neural circuits during development and aging, uses rodents as model system, and combine electrophysiology, optogenetics and molecular interventions. The project will address age-related adaptive and mal-adaptive changes in the dentate gyrus circuitry, with emphasis on the synaptic integration of newborn granule cells and inhibitory function. Highly motivated individuals holding a Ph.D. and a strong background in systems and/or cellular neuroscience are encouraged to apply. Special considerations are given to applicants with training in whole-cell electrophysiology in brain slices and a strong quantitative background. Qualified individuals should send a copy of curriculum vitae, a research statement, and names of three references to Dr. Alfredo Kirkwood (email@example.com). The position is available immediately. Application review is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The Kirkwood Lab is housed at the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University, and is part of the Neuroscience Department (http://neuroscience.jhu.edu/) and the Mind/Brain Institute (http://krieger.jhu.edu/mbi/).