Postdoctoral Fellow in synaptic physiology and neurodevelopmental disorders

University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Connecticut
Based on experience and NIH guidelines
Closing date
Jun 12, 2023

Job Details

A Postdoctoral Fellow research position is available in the 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


UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. Based in Farmington, Connecticut – a popular suburb of the state’s capitol of Hartford – UConn Health is home to the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, John Dempsey Hospital, UConn Medical Group, UConn Health Partners, University Dentists and a thriving research enterprise. It is closely linked with the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs through multiple, cross-campus academic projects. UConn Health is at the center of Bioscience Connecticut, a bold plan introduced by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and approved by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2011. The plan will strengthen Connecticut’s position as a national and global leader for bioscience innovation and improve access to quality health care for Connecticut citizens for generations to come.

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