A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kaiwen Kam in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy of The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS). RFUMS is a private health sciences university located in North Chicago, IL, with a highly collaborative and collegial basic research program. The laboratory (https://rosalindfranklin.edu/academics/faculty/kaiwen-kam/) offers an interactive and multidisciplinary environment aimed at answering fundamental questions related to neural circuits and, specifically, the neural control of breathing and other respiratory-related behaviors in mammals. Techniques used in the lab include in vitro electrophysiology, optogenetics, transgenic mouse technology, and holographic photostimulation.
We are looking for an outstanding, highly motivated candidate to develop projects utilizing patterned photostimulation and applying circuit-level approaches to study the neural control of breathing. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field. Experience with in vitro electrophysiology, imaging, and/or optical techniques is desirable, though not necessary as training in these techniques will be provided.
Interested candidates will need to submit a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a brief description of their research training and interests.
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Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field.
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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in Interprofessional medical and healthcare education, is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an attractive 85-acre campus in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 40 miles north of the city of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee. As such, the University benefits from active collaborations with local hospitals, as well as academic institutions in both cities. The campus is shared with the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the University with potential research and clinical training resources.
Rosalind Franklin University is comprised of five Schools: the Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Rosalind Franklin University enrolls approximately 2,000 students per academic year, and is supported by 1650 full and part-time faculty and 415 staff members. Founded in 1912, Rosalind Franklin University has educated more than 17,000 medical and advanced health sciences degree graduates i...n the United States and worldwide.
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The mission of Rosalind Franklin University is “to serve the nation through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the health of its people”. Life in Discovery.
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