A Postdoctoral Fellow research position is available in the Levine lab (https://health.uconn.edu/levine-lab) at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT. Our research focuses on synaptic physiology and plasticity as it relates to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, using rodent brain slices and cultured human neurons. Current NIH and foundation-supported projects are directed at exploring physiological interactions between endogenous cannabinoids and neurotrophic factors during neuronal development, and investigating cellular and synaptic pathophysiology of the autism- and epilepsy-related Angelman syndrome and Dup15q syndrome.
Opportunities exist for training in stem cell technology and experimental approaches including patch clamp and extracellular recording, calcium imaging, multi-electrode array recordings, and biochemical and molecular profiling using rodent brain slices and human neurons derived from patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cell lines.
Candidates with a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related fields and prior experience with electrophysiology, imaging and/or cell culture are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a CV, a short statement of research interests and past experience, and contact information for 2-3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.