The Liu lab at Brown University seeks to recruit a highly energetic and creative post-doctoral research associate to study circuit dysfunction in focal epilepsy. Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder and yet it is poorly understood at both the molecular and circuit levels. The research group led by Judy Liu MD/ PhD at Brown University seeks a senior level researcher in order to conduct research in a common cause of epilepsy, focal cortical dysplasia. The researcher will be working on focal epilepsy associated with circadian molecular clock dysregulation as published by the Liu lab
For this project, the researcher will be working in the animal model of Clock-related epilepsy and using electrophysiological techniques to understand circuit dysfunction in epilepsy. Thus, the candidate must be versed in electrophysiological techniques and the project will require the application of these techniques including, but not exclusive to optogentic circuitry mapping. We also have the opportunity to compare our findings with human specimens from therapeutic resections of epilepsy surgeries. We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate with a prior record of publication. Successful candidates will be expected to have a high level of creativity and independence.
Finally, the laboratory environment is positive, energetic, and situated in a superb neuroscience research community https://www.brown.edu/academics/brain-science/.
The lab is in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University and also affiliated with the Medical school and Brown Neurology. Our research team is committed to a fair and supportive environment and career development and all levels.
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Requirements include an MD or Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field and a willingness to work in a collaborative environment.
Internal Number: 6225
About Brown University
Brown University is located in Providence Rhode Island. This institution is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.