A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Helen Lai in the Neuroscience Department of UT Southwestern Medical Center to study the neural circuit basis of proprioceptive-motor behavior. The project entails elucidating the cell type diversity and connectivity of neurons in the spinal cord using electrophysiological, molecular, and optogenetic techniques to understand the role of these neurons in generating the sense of proprioception. The Lai Lab (http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/lai/) has a strong interest in understanding the circuits underlying sensorimotor behavior at the level of the spinal cord.
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and inquisitive postdoctoral candidate with a background in electrophysiology to perform whole cell patch clamp recordings in acute spinal cord slices. An interest in developmental, molecular, and cellular neuroscience as well as experience with molecular biology, histology, mouse genetics, and/or behavior is preferred. UT Southwestern is a premier research facility with state of the art core facilities and extensive career development opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows.