An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ruth Heidelberger. Located within the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and the vibrant Texas Medical Center, the Heidelberger laboratory studies mechanisms that regulate membrane trafficking, synaptic vesicle dynamics and neurotransmitter release in neurons of the early visual pathway using a combination of biophysical, molecular, and imaging approaches. A current focus is to elucidate the roles of a retinal-specific SNARE protein that is essential for vision (Janecke et al., 2021, Human Genetics) and regulated by synaptic activity (Campbell et al., 2020, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience). Additional information may be found here: Heidelberger_lab
Applicants should have earned (or be close to earning) a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D or equivalent degree. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with prior experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology and an interest in synaptic physiology. Candidates should have good written and oral communication skills.
Please send a single PDF file to Dr. Ruth Heidelberger at firstname.lastname@example.org that includes: (1) a cover letter with a statement of current study and future research interests and career goals, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references with contact details.