Postdoctoral position in the Department of Physiology, Northwestern University

Northwestern University Physiology
Chicago, Illinois
Jun 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021
Research Area
Motor Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

We are currently looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Marco Martina at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, IL.

The Martina lab works to understand the role that the specific properties of different ion channels has on the function of brain networks in health and disease.  Specifically, we are interested in the role of the limbic system in cognitive performance in neuropathic pain and other diseases. A distinct research line aims to determine the cellular mechanisms of cerebellar ataxias. The Martina lab uses slice recordings, anatomical techniques, various opto- and chemo-genetic techniques, and behavioral investigations to study brain circuits and to determine the behavioral consequences of the manipulations of individual circuits (see for instance Kim et al. 2021, Sci. Adv.; Do et al. 2020 Cell Rep.;  Edamakanti et al. 2018 J Clin Invest. ; Radzicki et al. 2017 J. Neurosci.)

In this position, the selected candidate main tasks will include slice recordings and cellular analysis. We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

PhD degree in neuroscience or a closely related field

Experience in patch clamp recordings and data analysis.

Experience with basic cellular techniques (PCR, WB, IHC)

A keen interest in the brain, with a desire to learn new lab techniques and to investigate new ideas

Experience in working with rodents as a model organisms is highly appreciated, but not necessary

Application Instructions

Please include the following items as part of your application (preferably as one PDF):

Curriculum vitae including list of publications

A cover letter detailing your interest in this role

A list of at least two professional references with up-to-date contact information

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.