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NIH-funded Postdoctoral position in Neuroscience

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Salary range is $56,484 - $68,604/year and commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines
Closing date
Mar 29, 2023

Postdoctoral positions are available in the NIH-funded lab of Dr. Usachev in the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, USA, to work on one of the following projects:

1) Central mechanisms of chronic pain and novel circuits of descending pain modulation;

2) The mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter (MCU) in the regulation of synaptic activity, seizure, epilepsy and neurotoxicity.

These projects are funded by three major NIH grants.

Multiple state-of-the art techniques are established in the lab, including multiphoton in vivo microscopy, EEG/EMG recording, cellular and subcellular Ca2+ imaging in cultured neurons and brain slices, patch-clamp recordings, opto- and chemo-genetic approaches and large array of mouse behavioral testing.

We seek highly motivated scientist with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree, with experience in patch-clamp recording, fluorescent microscopy, cell and molecular biological techniques, and mouse behavioral testing. You will be part of a highly interactive and collaborative team of researchers and have the opportunity to publish in high impact journals. Mentorship in grant-writing, career development awards, and preparing for and navigating the academic job market will be provided.

Salary range is $56,484 - $68,604/year (NIH scale) and commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines.

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has a national and international reputation as a major research and teaching center, and ranks highly among 2023 “Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News ( Iowa City is one of the most beautiful, safe and collegial university towns in the Midwest of the USA (3.5 hour driving distance from Chicago) that offers high living standards with relatively inexpensive cost of living, and very rich cultural life.

To apply send your CV, statement of research interests and names/contact information of three referees to:

Dr. Yuriy M. Usachev

Jong P. Long Endowed Professor

Co-Director of Pain Research Program

Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

51 Newton Road, BSB 2-450

Iowa City, IA 52242, USA


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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