Cellular Basis of Motor Behavior

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Salary Commensurate with Experience
May 20, 2020
Jul 19, 2020
Research Area
Motor Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

Cellular Basis of Motor Behavior

The Spinal Circuits and Plasticity Unit at the National Institutes of Health, led by Dr. Ariel Levine, has a postdoctoral position available to investigate the spinal cord cellular basis of motor behavior.

The Levine lab seeks to uncover the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms of motor behavior and motor learning. In particular, we want to know how diverse spinal cord cell types cooperate with CNS-wide motor networks to mediate normal movements and learn new ones. We use a wide array of techniques including single cell sequencing, cell-type specific genetic and viral manipulations, circuit tracing, and behavior analysis. The lab is located within the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, a world-class center for basic and translational neuroscience with outstanding facilities, resources, and a unique funding environment on the main campus of NIH. More information about the lab can be found at: https://neuroscience.nih.gov/ninds/Faculty/Profile/ariel-levine.aspx.

Applicants should have (1) a PhD or MD degree (either completed or nearly completed), (2) experience in neurobiology, bioinformatics, or molecular biology, and (3) a record of publication. To apply, please email a CV, a letter summarizing research accomplishments and interests, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Levine.

Dr. Ariel Levine, MD, PhD


Position Location: Main NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD

Application Deadline: December 31, 2020

The Spinal Circuits and Plasticity Unit and the NIH are dedicated to building a diverse community in their training and employment programs. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Applicants of all races and religions, both sexes and any age are encouraged to apply. All employees are subject to a background investigation.





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