Postdoctoral Researcher

Salt Lake City, Utah
Commensurate with experience, based on NIH Postdoctoral payscale.
Dec 16, 2020
Jan 15, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

University of Utah

Departments of Neurology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Postdoctoral Position

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of KC Brennan at the University of Utah. 

Our lab studies the circuit mechanisms of migraine and post-traumatic headache (PTH), focusing on these disorders as disruptions in network gain and plasticity. We have particular expertise in spreading depolarizations, the phenomena believed to underlie migraine aura. More recently we have begun to investigate the sensory circuits that are activated during a migraine attack.

We use a variety of techniques, including in vivo two-photon microscopy and whole cell recording, intrinsic signal imaging and spectroscopy, mouse genetic manipulation, slice physiology, optogenetics, and behavior.

For examples of our work please see

Parker et al., Neuron (online 12/2020)

Sawant-Pokam et al., J Clin Invest 2020

Suryavanshi et al., BioRxiv

Brennan & Pietrobon Neuron 2018

Sawant-Pokam et al., Cereb Cortex 2017

Theriot et al., J Neurosci 2013

Chang et al., Brain 2010

Minimum qualifications are a PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience or a closely related field, with demonstration of productivity through previous publications. Prior experience with imaging and/or electrophysiology is desirable. The ability to code is also a plus.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and will follow NIH guidelines. This position is eligible for individual and dependent health care plans that include medical, dental, disability, and life insurance benefits. The University of Utah is an excellent location for postdoctoral training because of an extensive neuroscience community, a relatively low cost-of-living, and a renowned access to outdoor recreation in Salt Lake City.

Please apply electronically to Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  

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