General Job Description: Post-Doctoral Research Associates at the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research work closely with faculty in the Neuroscience Center, staff from the Electrophysiology Core, and the Department of Biological Sciences to plan, develop and carry out a research program in the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disorders using invertebrate and cell culture models. This individual will also be responsible for conducting and supervising synaptic physiology experiments; maintaining the laboratory; and providing scientific leadership and training to undergraduate and graduate students.students.
Essential Functions: The following are the functions essential to performing this job.
Plan and carry out behavioral and electrophysiological studies in Drosophila models of neurodegenerative disease and aging as well as in fly and mammalian cell culture model systems
Help purchase and maintain research supplies and equipment; and maintain laboratory stocks and records
Provide technical and scientific guidance to undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory
Required Knowledge and Skills: The preferred applicant must possess expertise with principles and techniques of patch clamp electrophysiology as well as a strong molecular background, including molecular genetics, biochemistry and protein analysis. Applicants with expertise in neurodegenerative diseases and molecular basis of behavior are encouraged to apply. In addition, the individual must demonstrate the ability to work independently, as well as show an ability to train and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Education: PhD or MD degree (or equivalent) in any field in the life sciences is required, a degree in molecular/developmental biology or neuroscience is preferred.
Successful Experience: carrying out experiments using patch clamp electrophysiology and analyzing subsequent data; prior studies and data analysis in molecular neurobiology or related field.
No prior postdoctoral research experience is required
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive
Internal Number: 1940
About Delaware State University Dover Delaware
The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research is funded by a Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant from the NIMH/NIH with the goal of developing key infrastructure to support the research and career development of neuroscientists in the state of Delaware. The center is located at Delaware State University, a historically black University that is focused on providing high quality educational experience to students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.