Postdoctoral Fellow

Location
Birmingham, Alabama
Salary
Minimum of $47,476
Posted
Mar 12, 2021
Closes
Apr 11, 2021
Position Type
Contract
Level
Entry Level

The laboratory of Scott Cruikshank, in the Department of Neurobiology at UAB, is seeking motivated postdoctoral researchers to investigate thalamocortical circuit organization and operation.  The lab focuses on bidirectional synaptic interactions between sensory neocortex and thalamus using neurophysiological and optogenetic tools both in vitro and in awake behaving preparations.   

We are especially keen to find researchers interested in expanding on our recent work involving the thalamic reticular nucleus (Martinez-Garcia et al, 2020, “Two dynamically distinct circuits drive inhibition in sensory thalamus.” Nature. 583(7818):813-818).   

This could be a great opportunity for someone with interests in forebrain circuitry and a desire to develop as an independent scientist in a relatively new lab group.  UAB is an excellent environment for postdocs; there is broad expertise across neuroscience, with special strengths in cellular and synaptic analysis within our department (www.uab.edu/medicine/neurobiology/).  If you come for an interview, you will see this firsthand during interactions with the outstanding PIs and postdocs from surrounding labs.  

To apply please email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Scott Cruikshank (sjc@uab.edu).  Include the subject line: “Postdoc Application”. 

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