Postdoctoral Scientist - Alzheimer's Disease

>$51,000/yr and commensurate w
Mar 05, 2020
Apr 04, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

A neuroscience lab in the Department of Anatomy at Howard University is actively looking for two postdoctoral scientists to join and work on NIH-funded projects targeting cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying olfactory deficit in neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease. We achieve our scientific goals by taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies including optogenetics integrated with in vitro and in vivo whole cell patch clamp, single-unit and multi-channel neural probe recording in anesthetized or awake animals, in vivo calcium imaging, and chemogenetics in behaving animals to analyze anatomical and functional mechanisms, neuroanatomy and immunohistochemistry combined with confocal microscopy to decipher cellular and circuit organizational principles, etc. The lab is in its expansion stage and offers a lot of opportunities for energetic and motivated young scientists to achieve their potential and academic goals.  

Howard University is located in the downtown of Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, and offers you numerous opportunities to experience the vibrant city life and expose to excellent intellectual atmosphere. 


Minimal Requirements:

Doctoral degree in neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neuroscience, or related fields with or without work experience in electrophysiology, calcium imaging, behavioral tests, and with willingness to learn 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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