Postdoctoral Fellow, Long-Range GABAergic Circuits

Employer
UTSA
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Posted
Jan 23, 2020
Closes
Mar 23, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

A postdoctoral position is available to investigate circuit and synaptic mechanisms in the auditory cortex in the lab of Dr. Apicella at University of Texas at San Antonio.

The successful candidate will use a combination of in vivo electrophysiology, calcium imaging and behavior in the rodent to study the neural circuit mechanisms of cortical long-range GABAergic projections that enable auditory decision-making and fear/aversive behavior.  The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, highly motivated scientist with experience in in vivo electrophysiology and/or calcium imaging together with use of Matlab and Tucker Davis Technologies (TDT) software (i.e. synapse).  

 

The Neurobiology community at UTSA provides an ambitious, supportive and collaborative research environment, and offers excellent training and career development opportunities.   Applicants must possess PhD and/or MD degree and have strong background in neuroscience. Qualified candidates should send their CV, a statement of research interests and goals, and the names and contact information of 3 references to Alfonso Apicella at alfonso.apicella@utsa.edu.



Requirements:

In-vivo electrophysiology 

Whole-cell  patch clamp

Calcium Imaging

Matlab

TDT software/s

In-vivo chemogenetics and optogenetics to manipulate relevant neural circuits to modify behavior and record single unit at same time.

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