The Burgess laboratory at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study the development and function of neural circuits for sensorimotor processing.
The lab uses behavioral analysis and brain imaging in fluorescently labeled zebrafish to probe structure/function relationships across the entire brain. By applying non-invasive optical and transgenic manipulations, the lab ascertains how specific neurons contribute to sensorimotor computations. The lab is interested in both the function and development of these circuits, using CRISPR-based gene mutations to model human neurodevelopmental disorders. For more information about research in the Burgess Lab, please see:
Candidates should have a background in systems neuroscience or developmental biology. Relevant expertise includes confocal microscopy, neurophysiology, molecular biology and data analysis skills. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and less than 4 years of post-doctoral experience, and be highly motivated, with strong publication record.
Applicants should send a brief description of research accomplishments and interests, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Harold Burgess (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged