We seek a postdoctoral researcher to join our studies of the plasticity of electrical synapses in mammalian brain slices using electrophysiological and optogenetic approaches. Our overall goal is to understand how electrical synapses control thalamocortical processing and attention to the sensory surround. Our NSF-funded work relies on a combination of techniques, including dual whole-cell recordings in vitro, quantitative analyses, computational modeling and immunofluorescence. We are looking for applicants with a strong background in cellular, synaptic and computational neuroscience, experience in electrophysiology, and good quantitative skills. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, have strong work ethics and ability to work independently, and have demonstrated scientific productivity. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.
Located proximally to NYC and Philadelphia, the Lehigh community provides an individualized, ambitious, supportive and collaborative research environment, and offers excellent training and career development opportunities.
Interested candidates should send their CV, a brief cover letter stating your research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Julie Haas (email@example.com). For more details on our research, please visit our website: https://www.lehigh.edu/bio/Faculty/Haas.html