Postdoc position: effects of early life stress on behavior and circuitry in mice, Yale University

Employer
Yale Univ
Location
New Haven, Connecticut
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience according to NIH postdoc stipends
Posted
Nov 22, 2020
Closes
Dec 22, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

The Kaffman lab is investigating the mechanisms by which different doses of stress during the postnatal period in mice affect neurodevelopment and behavior later in life. Using high resolution diffusion MRI (DOI: 10.22541/au.159050220.00045500/v2) and resting state fMRI (DOI: 10.1038/s41398-018-0092-z) we recently found that mice that were exposed to complex stress early in life have similar structural abnormalities to those seen in humans. Interestingly, exposure to complex stress during the postnatal period increased fronto-limbic connectivity in male but not female mice. The goal of this project is to use chemogenetics and calcium imaging to clarify how changes in connectivity and network activation induce behavioral abnormalities in adult male and female mice exposed to complex stress early in life.

The following expertise are required for this position:

  • Stereotactic viral injections into adult mice
  • Use of chemogenetic tools to manipulate behavior in mice
  • Calcium imaging in behaving mice
  • Behavioral testing in mice
  • Tissue processing of mouse brain for immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English are essential

Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience, and email the following materials to Arie Kaffman at arie.kaffman@yale.edu:

  • A cover letter describing their interests and technical skills
  • Updated CV
  • e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references

Apply for Postdoc position: effects of early life stress on behavior and circuitry in mice, Yale University

Already uploaded your resume? Sign in to apply instantly

Apply




Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Resume must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb


4000 characters left

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on NeuroJobs Career Center you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs