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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN SYNAPTIC FUNCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Employer
Washington State University
Location
Pullman, Washington State
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 20, 2022
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN SYNAPTIC FUNCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience has an opening for a junior postdoctoral position for an NIH-funded research programs. We are specifically welcoming applications from highly motivated individuals with interest in understanding the mechanism of actions of neurotrophic factors, such as leptin, and their effects on synaptic function and development, and who have demonstrated expertise in cellular/molecular neuroscience and proficiency in, or interest in learning electrophysiological techniques. The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (http://ipn.vetmed.wsu.edu/) is an academic unit of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine (https://wsu.edu/). International neuroscience faculty within the department form highly collaborative research units that study synaptic function, development, ingestive behavior, stress, substance abuse, and sleep neurobiology. Thus, the candidate will have ample opportunities for collaboration and co-mentoring. Furthermore, the department offers baccalaureate and doctoral degree programs in Neuroscience, in addition to postdoctoral training. The department is housed in an award-winning, ultra-modern BSL-2 research facility on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, and it is equipped with state-of-the-art microscopy, imaging, electrophysiology, cell biology, and behavioral testing equipment. Pullman is a college town located in the heart of the Palouse, on the Southeast border of Washington State, with easy access to innumerable outdoor recreation opportunities. It has received accolades for highest quality of life, healthy community, safety, and green transportation (http://www.pullman-wa.gov/about-pullman/awards-and-recognitions).

Candidate’s Qualifications:

  • Recent Ph.D. in neuroscience or in another relevant field (e.g., physiology, biology)
  • Evidence of strong background and research productivity in the biomedical sciences with preference to the neurosciences.
  • Excellent writing skills

Position open until filled.  Interested applicants should apply at  https://hrs.wsu.edu/jobs/ .    Search for Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Appleyard/Wayman R-1861.  Background check required.  Materials to submit through the above website are a cover letter stating interest in position, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for 3 professional references.  Position is open until filled.  Questions on application process can be sent to bmorton@wsu.edu .

Contact: Suzanne Appleyard and Gary Wayman for more information on position.

E-mails: s.appleyard@wsu.edu and waymang@wsu.edu

Interests – cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying control of synaptic function and development, with an emphasis in the role of neurotrophic factors, such as leptin

Techniques – patch clamp electrophysiology, molecular techniques, pharmacology and use of mouse models

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