Postdoctoral Fellow

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Dept of Neurology, VanderHorst Lab
Boston, Massachusetts
In compliance with NIH and institutional guidelines
Closing date
Nov 15, 2023

Two post-doctoral fellow positions are available in the Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, VanderHorst lab, Boston, USA.

The successful candidates will take on major roles in established collaborative research lines which aim to understand brainstem mechanisms that contribute to various types of sleep disordered breathing and gait disorders.  One research line involves the use in vivo pharmacogenetic, optogenetic, calcium imaging, electrophysiological, behavioral and state of the art circuit mapping methods to study brainstem circuitries in mouse models. A parallel research line involves clinical-pathological correlations between physiological measures of breathing, sleep and arousal or gait and neuropathologies in relevant circuit nodes in post-mortem human brainstem. The candidates will work closely with a team of RAs who assist with routine tissue processing and analyses.

The ideal candidates will be highly motivated, have a record of academic achievement, and work well with others. Applicants who have experience in respiratory physiology and/or motor systems neuroscience using one or more of the above techniques in mouse models, or have a background in spatial transcriptomics using CNS specimens are especially encouraged to apply.


Please submit a letter of interest including research and career goals, CV, and the names, email address and phone numbers of three references to Dr. Veronique VanderHorst at Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. 


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers. It is home to a renowned academic research program where scientific discoveries are helping to transform medical care. With revolutionary advances and therapies happening right here within our walls, BIDMC is a national leader in "bench to bedside" research. BIDMC is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston.



-PhD or MD PhD

-Experience in systems neuroscience, including respiratory, motor, or sleep or experience in neurobiology of aging and neuropathology

-Excellent analytical and organizational skills

-Excellent scientific track record

-Demonstrated ability to work in a team

-Excellent skills in written and spoken English

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