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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Zebrafish Electrical Synapses

University of Houston
Houston, Texas
$4,167 - $4,835 monthly
Closing date
Aug 19, 2022
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Zebrafish electrical synapses


The O'Brien lab is recruiting a motivated scientist for a postdoctoral research position funded by the NIH BRAIN Initiative.  The work entails developing tools to study the diversity and functional regulation of connexins forming electrical synapses and validation of these tools in retinal circuits.  The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary research team employing modern molecular and genetic techniques and developing unique animal models.  The University of Houston hosts a vibrant and growing research community with outstanding core facilities.  The rich intellectual environment is supplemented by additional career development and training opportunities for post-docs.


Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree, a published record of research productivity, and an ability to design and troubleshoot experiments.  Strong molecular biology skills are required; experience with zebrafish is preferred.  Competitive salary and benefits are provided.  Please send CV, a cover letter describing research accomplishments and interests, and names and contact information of two to three scientists who are familiar with your research to: 


John O'Brien, Ph.D.


Department of Vision Science

The University of Houston College of Optometry

4401 Martin Luther King Boulevard, JDA 2195

Houston, TX  77204




The University of Houston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy.


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