A postdoctoral positions is available in the laboratory of Dr. Serena Dudek at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH in Research Triangle Park, NC. We are interested in understanding how steroid hormones regulate hippocampal neuron gene expression & excitability and how such regulation may influence hippocampal development and behavior. We currently seek a postdoctoral fellow with training in electrophysiology to contribute to these investigations. The lab is an interdisciplinary environment that includes molecular biologists, cellular physiologists, and systems neuroscientists and uses a variety of approaches to study synaptic and developmental plasticity.
Projects in the lab include determining how sex and stress through nuclear hormone receptors regulate hippocampal function at all stages of development, with a focus on hippocampal area CA2. Our long-term goal is to determine how early developmental events influence adult brain circuitry. The NIEHS has bioinformatics support and sequencing, imaging, viral vector, and rodent behavioral cores that together offer the successful candidates a number of training opportunities while pursuing their research.
PhD in neurobiology or related discipline and less than 4 years postdoctoral experience. We are looking for candidates with experience in whole-cell patch recordings in brain slices but any candidate with a strong record of accomplishment in neuroscience will be considered. Experience working on synaptic plasticity is a plus.
Interested candidates should send a short statement of how their interests and research accomplishments fit with interests in the lab, CV and contact information for 3 references to:
Serena M. Dudek, PhD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
This post will be available until July 1st , 2022 or until the position is filled.
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