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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employer
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Location
Urbana, Illinois
Salary
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 7, 2021
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Job Details

The Christian-Hinman lab (www.christianhinmanlab.org) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our Neurophysiology and Epilepsy research program to work on projects studying the contributions of brain-derived estrogens to neural excitability and seizures in mouse models of epilepsy. The studies will involve a variety of approaches and tools including in vitro patch clamp electrophysiology in brain slices, in vivo EEG, stereotactic intracranial surgeries, novel transgenic mouse models, and immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physiology, Neurobiology, Bioengineering, or a related discipline. Candidates close to defending the Ph.D. dissertation will be considered. Experience in one or more of the techniques listed above is highly desired. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both individually and as part of a team are required. Competitive candidates will have at least one first-author publication.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The closing date for this position is October 1, 2021. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is on a yearly basis, with NIH and other funding available for at least 2 years.
Start date: On or after December 1, 2021

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Applicants should email: 1) a cover letter describing research interests, relevant background, and career goals; (2) current CV; and (3) names of 2-3 references with email and phone contact information to: Dr. Catherine Christian-Hinman, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, cathchri@illinois.edu.

UIUC INFORMATION
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, see the Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

Company

The Christian-Hinman Lab is located in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and is part of the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Find Us
Telephone
(217) 333-5226
Location
505 S. Goodwin Ave
Urbana
IL
61801
United States
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