Postdoctoral Scientist - Alzheimer's Disease

NIH guideline
Oct 15, 2019
Nov 14, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

A neuroscience lab in the Department of Anatomy at Howard University is actively looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join and work on NIH-funded projects targeting neural circuit mechanisms underlying olfactory dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. We achieve our scientific goals by taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies including optogenetics and chemogenetics integrated with in vitro whole patch clamp and in vivo single cell or population of neurons electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging, or behavioral tests to analyze functional mechanisms, neuroanatomy and immunohistochemistry combined with confocal microscopy to decipher organizational principles, etc. Salary and compensation will follow NIH guidelines and commensurate with experience.

Minimal Requirements:

Doctoral degree in neurophysiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, or related fields with work experience in electrophysiology, calcium imaging, behavioral tests, or with willingness to learn these and new technologies.

Preferred requirements:

  • Knowledge and/or experience in in vivo or in vitro electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and/or behavioral tests, immunohistochemistry, or other research techniques related to our projects.
  • Ability to present experimental findings orally at scientific meetings. 
  • Experience in writing abstracts & manuscripts of scientific papers.
  • Experience in performing data analysis of experimental results.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and customers.

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