Postdoctoral Fellow - University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
March 28, 2018
Salary Range: $48,216– $58,560
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Professor Richard H. Kramer at University of California, Berkeley. Our lab has pioneered the development and use of novel optogenetic and optopharmacological tools for manipulating neural function (Kramer et al., Nature Neuroscience 16:816-823).
Project 1: Optical control of synaptic transmission in the brain. We are studying synaptic integration, circuitry, and plasticity in the mouse brain, utilizing novel tools for photo-control of neurotransmitter receptors (Lin et al., Neuron 88:879-891) and voltage-gated ion channels (Mourot et al., Nature Methods. 9:396-402). The successful applicant will have experience in electrophysiology, optical imaging, or behavioral neuroscience. This project is funded by the NIH Brain Initiative and NINDS.
Project 2: Photochemical restoration of vision in blindness. We have developed photoswitch compounds that restore vision in the retina of blind mice, and we are testing them as drug candidates for human blindness (Polosukhina et al., Neuron 75:271-282; Tochitsky et al., Neuron 81:800-813; Tochitsky et al., Neuron 92:100-113). The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline, and a strong interest in the visual system. Experience with electrophysiology, optical imaging, or behavioral or computational approaches is desired. This project is funded by the NEI, Foundation Fighting Blindness, and the Beckman Foundation.
Please send your CV, a statement of research accomplishments and interests, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Richard Kramer, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley (email@example.com). To learn more about the lab, visit our website: https://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/kramer/home
Internal Number: 12345
About University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is the premiere public university in the world. From a group of academic pioneers in 1868 to the Free Speech Movement in 1964, Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the world. Berkeley has rich history of ground-breaking advances in all fields, including Neuroscience. Dr. Richard Kramer has been on the faculty since 2000, running a thriving and interactive lab, dedicated to understanding basic mechanisms of neural function and devising new treatments for debilitating neurological disease.