A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Brain-Gut Interaction Laboratory at UCLA David Geffen Medical School, and West Los Angeles VA to participate in projects involving anatomical and functional mapping of lower gut innervation.
The applicant should have a PhD with some experience and interest in neuroanatomical, immunohistolochemical and molecular biological studies with skills in microscopy and imaging processing. Experiences in the enteric nervous, vagal, spinal autonomic and sensory systems will be preferred. Position will offer excellent opportunity to advance career path and to obtain training in new methodological approaches, including viral tracing, multiple labeling, CLARITY, 3D imaging, Imaris software, laser capture and RNAseq. Please include contact details for three referees with your CV.
Salary is based on the NIH pay scale
Knowledge of scientific literature in areas related to project
Knowledge of neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biology.
Ability to function independently after training
Ability to work on multiple tasks
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 1201
Dr. Taché is a professor at UCLA and an Associate Director of the CURE:DDRCC and Director of the Animal Models Core. She leads the Brain-Gut Interactions Laboratories that focus on the role of brain peptides in the regulation of autonomic outflow to the gut and the mechanisms through which stress signaling pathways influence digestive function as it relates to gastrointestinal function, visceral pain and feeding using electrophysiological, neuroanatomical, molecular and pharmacological approaches. She is a PI of a multiple disciplinary project funded by NIH special program, SPARC.