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Postdoctoral Scholar

UC Davis Health
Sacramento, California
The salary range for this position is $60,000-$71,952, commensurate on years of experience.
Closing date
Apr 20, 2023

A Postdoctoral Scholar position in the areas of Neuroscience & Epilepsy Research is available in the laboratory of Dr. Amy Brooks-Kayal at the Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, for working on the NINDS-funded project on “The STAT3 response of excitatory neurons to epileptogenic brain injury”. This collaborative project, with the laboratories of Dr. Marco I. Gonzalez in the Department of Neurology at Davis and Dr. Shelley Russek at the University of Boston, investigates the role of activation of the neuronal JAK/STAT pathway during brain inflammation and excitability using mouse models, that include transgenic mice where classical STAT3 signaling is selectively knocked out in excitatory neurons. These studies include a combination of approaches that include transcriptomics, genomics, and functional studies aimed to identifying potential disease-modifying therapies. Additional information about Dr. Brooks-Kayal and the projects undergoing in her laboratory can be found at
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Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Neuroengineering, Pharmacology, or a related discipline and be proficient in spoken and written English. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a wide arrange of laboratory functions including rodent surgeries for implantation of electrodes for EEG recording, collection and analysis of EEG recordings, seizure monitoring and detection, histology, molecular biology techniques, and general laboratory maintenance and research record keeping. The candidate will further be involved in the dissemination and publication of results. This position requires previous experience with rodent’s care and handling, prior training in stereotaxic surgery in rodents, familiarity with seizure analysis in EEG recordings, tissue harvesting and sectioning, immunohistochemistry and microscopy, ability to collaborate with other Research Staff and principal investigators working on related projects, as well as experience and familiarity with general programs and software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GraphPad Prism and specialized software for seizure detection as well as imaging. 

Please send an application including your CV, publication list, contact information of three references, and a summary of research accomplishments to with a copy to The position will be open until filled. Applicants should be available to start working on the project in spring/summer of 2023.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States.

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