Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neural Circuits, Basal Ganglia
Postdoctoral positions are available in the Cellular Neurophysiology Unit at NINDS.
Our goal is to uncover principles that govern reward and motor signal processing within the dopamine system, including circuit control and cellular neurophysiology of basal ganglia neurons. To achieve this goal, we employ a wide array of experimental approaches including two-photon imaging techniques, patch-clamp electrophysiology, optogenetic circuit mapping approaches and behavior. Projects in the lab have focused on functional diversity of midbrain dopaminergic neurons, G-protein modulation of excitability and the contribution of ionic conductances. Current work explores circuits underlying dopamine dependent aversive and reward behaviors.
Successful candidates will have a PhD/MD or equivalent, three (3) years or less of postdoctoral experience and at least one (1) first author publication. Candidates with experience using optical imaging techniques and/or electrophysiology and/or experience in animal behavior are encouraged to apply.
Please e-mail a CV, three (3) references and a letter briefly describing interests.
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