Postdoctoral Position – thalamic circuit dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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