Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cell and Molecular Neuroscience
Prof. Hee Jung Chung’s Laboratory
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Chung lab (https://mcb.illinois.edu/chunghj/) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on projects studying the regulation of KCNQ/Kv7 potassium channel and its role in hippocampal circuitry and epileptic encephalopathy in mice. The studies will involve a variety of approaches and tools including whole-cell patch clamp recording for structure-function studies, acute slice physiology, biochemical assays, mouse molecular genetics, mouse behavioral assays of seizures, learning and memory, and sociability, immunohistochemistry, calcium imaging, and RNA sequencing.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physiology, Neurobiology, Biological Sciences, or a related discipline. Candidates close to defending their Ph.D. dissertation will also be considered. Experience with electrophysiology is required. The ideal applicant must have demonstrated his/her expertise in whole-cell patch clamp recording in hippocampus or other brain region with relevant publications. Experience in one or more of the other techniques listed above is highly desired. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both individually and as part of a team are required. Competitive candidates will have at least one first-author publication.
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The closing date for this position is October 1st, 2023. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance for current NIH funding levels. The position is on a yearly basis, with funding available for at least 3 years.
Start date: On or after January 1st, 2024
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter describing prior research accomplishments and research interests, relevant background, and career goals, (2) a current Curriculum Vitae, and (3) names of 3 references with email and phone contact information to Prof. Hee Jung Chung, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign via email (email@example.com).
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