University of Utah
Departments of Neurology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
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) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627320308965
Sawant-Pokam et al., J Clin Invest 2020 https://www.jci.org/articles/view/134793
Suryavanshi et al., BioRxiv https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/719039v1
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 K.C.Brennan@hsc.utah.edu. Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.
The University of Utah is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
More searches like this
- Graduate School or University Postdoctoral Researcher Sensory Systems jobs in Salt Lake City
- Hospital Postdoctoral Researcher Sensory Systems jobs in Salt Lake City
- Independent Research Institute Postdoctoral Researcher Sensory Systems jobs in Salt Lake City
- Medical, Veterinary or Dental School Postdoctoral Researcher Sensory Systems jobs in Salt Lake City
- Non-profit Institution / Non-governmental Org. Postdoctoral Researcher Sensory Systems jobs in Salt Lake City