Post-doctoral Fellow Position is available for a highly motivated, creative, outstanding individual interested in neuroscience and neurodegenerative disorders focusing on the effect of aging on synaptic function and finding treatments for cognitive impairment and seizures.
The fellow will become part of a team to assess mechanisms for the decline in cognitive function/mental processing during normal aging or in disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and ataxia. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Ferenc Deak (Univ. Oklahoma HSC), who has a long-standing interest in understanding the molecular regulation of synaptic neurotransmission. Currently interest is on recently identified variants associated with AD and epilepsy and their effect on neuronal networks and cognitive function. On-going studies include live fluorescence imaging of synaptic transmission and plasticity, long-term potentiation and whole cell patch clamp recordings of neuronal activity in a variety of transgenic rodent models.
For more details please visit our laboratory’s website:
The candidate should hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and have clear communication skills and fluency in the English language.
The ideal individual should have experience with electrophysiology and cell culture or brain slice preparation, as well as molecular biological techniques including sub-cloning, RT-PCR and western blotting. Other techniques that will be considered include fluorescence imaging, immunohistochemistry and image analysis. Experience with epigenetics and behavioral assays in rodents would be an advantage.
Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, reference letters and names and contact information of at least three references as a single pdf file via e-mail to:
Additional Salary Information: NIH guidlines will be applied.
Compensation is in accordance with the Univ. Oklahoma and NIH guidelines and dependent on experience. The research in Dr. Deak’s lab is supported by multiple intramural and extramural grants. Excellent opportunities exist within the Department and at the University for collaboration and additional training; with state-of-the-art facilities and high living standards in a family friendly environment.
Internal Number: 2018316
About Univ. Oklahoma HSC
The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is the State of Oklahoma's major health professions educational institution, training physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, public health specialists, and a wide range of allied health personnel.With a budget of over $745 million, OUHSC employs more than 1,100 full time faculty and nearly 4,000 staff. More than 3,800 students are enrolled in more than seventy health professions, undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Center's colleges.The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is one of only four comprehensive health centers in the nation with seven health professional Colleges on a 200 acre campus.