Postdoctoral Position in Neurophysiology
University of California, Riverside
The Santhakumar Lab (https://santhakumarlab.ucr.edu/) in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral scholars with background in neurophysiology to fill 1-2 postdoc positions. The candidate(s) will participate in NIH-funded studies examining neural circuits and cellular/synaptic physiology underlying hippocampal information processing and its alterations in epilepsy. Our group provides a vibrant research environment with multidisciplinary approaches including patch-clamp electrophysiology, viral tracing, opto/chemogenetics, multi-channel electrophysiology in vivo and behavioral assays in rodent experimental disease models as well as computational modeling (Korgaonkar et al., Annals of Neurology 2020; Afrasiabi et al., J. Neurosci 2022).
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or equivalent in neuroscience or related disciplines with experience in in vivo and /or patch clamp electrophysiology and a background in neurophysiology of channels, synapses and circuits. Experience with in vivo imaging, multi-modal data analysis and computational modeling would be an asset. Our lab emphasizes professional development and provides a stable funding environment provides. We are especially interested in candidates who are motivated to develop their careers as independent investigators.
UCR offers an excellent academic environment with a growing neuroscience research profile and opportunities for collaboration with a multidisciplinary group of faculty. Riverside offers an affordable lifestyle with proximity to large cities and all-year-round sunny Southern California weather.
Interested applicants should submit CV with publication list, statement of research interests and contact information for 2-3 references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCR is an EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.