Postdoctoral Position – thalamic circuit dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
NIH stipend level for FY 2021
Posted
Mar 11, 2021
Closes
Apr 10, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to study cellular, synaptic and circuit properties in the thalamocortical system, using a combination of electrophysiological and optogenetic techniques. A major focus of our lab is to gain a better understanding of how disruptions in thalamic networks in a well-established mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease lead to problems generating rhythmic activity during sleep, thereby accelerating disease progression. These studies are integrated with ongoing efforts to develop therapeutic strategies to manipulate thalamic activity and restore network function.

Candidates should hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree. While experience with electrophysiological techniques is desirable, we also welcome applications from candidates who have a strong background in molecular or other complementary experimental techniques.  Salary will follow NIH recommended pay scale. To apply, please send a CV, and contact details of 2-3 academic referees to michael.beierlein@uth.tmc.edu.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

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