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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

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HORMONAL Regulation and Development of HIPPOCAMPAL AREA CA2


Position Type: Postdoctoral Position at the NIH

Position Title:  Development and Hormonal Regulation of Hippocampal Area CA2 Neurons


Position Description: A postdoctoral position 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 or molecular biology 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 candidate(s) a number of training opportunities while pursuing their research. The competitive stipends offered can be found at 



PhD in neurobiology or related discipline and less than 4 years postdoctoral experience. We are looking for candidates with experience in transcriptional regulation or with 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. 

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a short statement of how their interests and research accomplishments fit within the interests in the lab, C.V., and contact information for 3 references to:

Serena M. Dudek, PhD

Neurobiology Laboratory

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH


Position Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Application Deadline Date: until filled, but by December 10, 2022 for priority consideration



This post will be available February 1, 2023 or until the position is filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.



The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The mission of the NIEHS is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.The NIEHS traces its roots to 1966, when the U.S. Surgeon General announced the establishment of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences within the NIH. In 1969, the division was elevated to full NIH institute status. Since then, the NIEHS has evolved to its present status as a world leader in environmental health sciences, with an impressive record of important scientific accomplishments and a proud history of institutional achievements and growth.Today the NIEHS is expanding and accelerating its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere.Employer Web Site:

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