The Hussman Institute for Autism is an independent nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families. The Neuroscience research program of the institute includes 22 international and domestic neuroscience researchers and is comprised of 10,000 square feet of research space located in the Biopark adjacent to the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMB) in Baltimore.
Research efforts in neuroscience are based on translational, collaborative projects where findings and hypotheses can be shared across many disciplines of cell and molecular neuroscience.
Postdoctoral opening is in the following area of autism research:
Excitation/inhibition imbalance and effects on brain circuitry - translational project utilizing mainly postmortem brain tissue from autism and matched-control subjects and tissue from select mouse models from the basal ganglia, cerebellum and/or cortical regions using neuroanatomical and neurochemical techniques. The goal of the study is to better understand changes in excitatory:inhibitory balance within circuits that likely play a role in repetitive behaviors, social interaction, sensorimotor function and/or cognitive abilities. Results may lead to viable targets and improved interventions. Please contact: Dr. Gene J. Blatt, Director of Neuroscience and Senior Investigator firstname.lastname@example.org and submit your CV with 3 listed references and your Skype address, and a letter of interest. Also refer to our website: www.hussmanautism.org Thank you for this consideration and looking forward to receiving your application materials!
Ph.D. is required. Entry level considered; experience in neuroanatomical and/or neurochemical techniques preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent writing skills a plus. Devotion to lab work and productivity expected.
Additional Salary Information: Entry level or experienced; competitive salary and benefits
Internal Number: HIA017
About Hussman Institute for Autism
Gene J. Blatt, Ph.D., Director of Neuroscience
Hussman Institute for Autism
801 W. Baltimore Street, Suite 301
Baltimore, MD 21201