Postdoctoral researcher positions funded by NSF, NIH grants and University startup are available to synaptic plasticity and circuitry underlying anxiety, depression and many other brain functions/dysfunctions. We have created many transgenic mouse models for these studies and we use electrophysiological recordings, twophoton and confocal imaging, and optogenetics to study the brain. More information on our research can be found on our website: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/Xia-Lab.aspx.
Required Qualifications: • PhD in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology or other related field or MD: 0-2 years of relevant experience in research environment is required• Expertise in one of the following is required: cellular electrophysiology, two-photon and confocal imaging. Experience in patch clamp electrophysiological recording in brain slice is desired.
The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology consists of faculty, fellows and students who are dedicated to cutting-edge scientific research, in order to work towards a better understanding of how the human body functions and to alleviate human diseases.
The faculty is composed of distinguished scientists who are international leaders in the fields of cell signaling, G-proteins and ion channel...s, mitochondria and mechanisms of cell death, cardiovascular diseases and vascular biology, neurodegeneration and drugs of abuse, and integrative neurosciences.
The department promotes a strong training program for both graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and many of our graduates have gone on to become leaders in academia, industry and government.
The University of Rochester is now in the process of implementing a new strategic plan, which emphasizes a number of research fields, including neuromedicine and cardiovascular biology, that fit well with the our research interests. The Department is enthusiastic about being a part of this plan and the anticipated growth in the University’s research enterprise, as we aim to be one of the finest medical centers in the world.