Postdoctoral Fellow, Long-Range GABAergic Circuits

Location
San Antonio, Texas
Salary
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posted
May 06, 2020
Closes
Jul 05, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Level
Entry Level

Two postdoctoral positions are 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 candidate must be a self-starter, motivated, and enthusiastic scientist.

In this NIH-funded project we will determine the role of cortical long-range GABAergic inhibition on emotional learning. 

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.