Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Cellular Basis of Motor Behavior

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 17, 2019
Sep 15, 2019
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The Spinal Circuits and Plasticity Unit at the National Institutes of Health, led by Dr. Ariel Levine, has a postdoctoral position available to investigate the spinal cord cellular basis of motor behavior.

The Levine lab seeks to uncover the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms of motor behavior and motor learning. In particular, we want to know how diverse spinal cord cell types cooperate to mediate normal movements and learn new ones. Having established the first single cell sequencing atlas of the spinal cord, we are now asking how specific cell types contribute to function. We use a wide array of techniques including single cell sequencing, cell-type specific genetic and viral manipulations, circuit tracing, behavior analysis, and spinal cord injury models. The lab is located within the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, a world-class center for basic and translational neuroscience with outstanding facilities, resources, and a unique funding environment on the main campus of NIH. More information about the lab can be found at:

Applicants should have (1) a PhD or MD degree (either completed or nearly completed), (2) experience in neurobiology, bioinformatics, or molecular biology, and (3) a record of publication. To apply, please email a CV, a letter summarizing research accomplishments and interests, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Levine (

The Spinal Circuits and Plasticity Unit and the NIH are dedicated to building a diverse community in their training and employment programs. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Applicants of all races and religions, both sexes and any age are encouraged to apply. All employees are subject to a background investigation.

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