Postdoc: Slice Electrophysiology to Dissect Basal Ganglia/Dopamine Circuitry
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
September 28, 2018
$50,000 or commensurate with e
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Lerner Lab at Northwestern University is seeking applicants with experience in slice electrophysiology for a postdoctoral position starting ASAP. This relatively new lab, headed by Dr. Talia Lerner, will study how the architecture of dopamine and basal ganglia brain circuitry governs learning strategies, motivation levels, and habit formation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to head exciting and already fruitful projects looking at how striatonigrostriatal circuitry changes with learning, stress, drug exposure and other alterations of motivational state. As a whole, the Lerner Lab is interested in how individuals may differ in their learning strategies across time, creating both adaptive and maladaptive scenarios depending on the behavioral context. We would like to address both plasticity mechanisms and circuit-level effects of plasticity. Your primary project in the lab would center around slice electrophysiology experiments, however, you would also have the opportunity to learn a wide array of other experimental approaches including optogenetics, fiber photometry, virus-mediated circuit tracing, and CLARITY. Dr. Lerner currently has a small lab and can provide personalized mentorship in support of your career goals. The lab is committed to diversity in science and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. To learn more about the Lerner Lab, please visit our website at lernerlab.org and/or email Dr. Lerner (email@example.com).
PhD in neuroscience or a related field
Experience in slice electrophysiology
Interested in training or working with graduate and undergraduate students
Internal Number: 073101
About Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is a leading research medical school located in downtown Chicago and is host to a vibrant community of interdisciplinary neuroscientists.