A postdoctoral position is available at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University, Newark, in the laboratory of Dr. Pierre-Olivier Polack.
Our laboratory investigates the cellular and network mechanisms of epileptogenesis. We use a wide range of electrophysiology and functional imaging techniques in awake mice to study the reorganization of cortical network after injury. Those techniques include two-photon targeted whole-cell recordings, calcium imaging, voltage sensitive dye imaging, and optogenetics.
The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (or a related field) and be first author of at least one publication on epilepsy. Prior experience in electrophysiology and/or functional imaging is highly recommended.
Candidates should apply by sending a CV, a brief outline of current research, scientific interests and career goals, and the name and contact details of at least two academic references to Dr. Pierre-Olivier Polack (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The campus of Rutgers at Newark is located in North New Jersey, 13 miles from Manhattan, New York City. Extensive public transportation links the two locations.
Rutgers-Newark is a campus of Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, located ~15 miles (25 km) south of New York City (20 minutes in public transportation).The mission of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers-Newark is to advance understanding of the brain’s structure and function through excellence in neuroscience research and training. We believe... this goal can only be reached through an integrative approach that cuts across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Thus, CMBN researchers combine molecular, electrophysiological, neurochemical, anatomical, imaging, behavioral, and neuropsychological methods to analyze how the brain works, develops, interacts with the environment, and is modified by experience in health and disease. More information: http://cmbn.rutgers.edu/