A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, VanderHorst lab, Boston, USA. The successful candidate will take on a major role in an established research program which aims to understand neural circuit mechanisms underlying movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and gait disorders. The program also focuses on the development of novel circuit modulation approaches to alleviate circuit dysfunction. The successful candidate will use pharmacogenetic, optogenetic, electrophysiological and state of the art neuro-anatomical methods to study motor circuitries in mouse models. He/she will have the opportunity to develop her/his own research project within the themes of the program.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have a record of academic achievement, and work well with others. Applicants who have experience in systems neuroscience using one or more of the above techniques in mouse models and who are proficient in MATLAB, are especially encouraged to apply. Affinity for translational research is strongly desired.
Please submit a letter of interest including research and career goals, CV, and the names, email address and phone numbers of three references to Dr. Veronique VanderHorst at email@example.com. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers. It is home to a renowned academic research program where scientific discoveries are helping to transform medical care. With revolutionary advances and therapies happening right here within our walls, BIDMC is a national leader in "bench to bedside" research. BIDMC is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston.
-PhD or MD PhD
-Experience in mouse models
-Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail
-Excellent scientific track record
-Proficient in mouse stereotaxic surgery and instrumentation
-Strong background in electrophysiology, fiberphotometry, pharmacogenetic and /or optogenetic approaches