The Keefe and Wilcox laboratories at the University of Utah are seeking a highly motivated and energetic postdoctoral fellow to use patch-clamp electrophysiology and 2-photon imaging of iGluSnFR astrocyte mediated glutamate clearance.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN21478B 00276 - Pharmacology and Toxicology
COMPENSATION: NIH Payscale
WORK SCHEDULE: Full time, Days.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This research will examine the role of astrocyte regulation of excitatory neurotransmission in two disease models: 1) the development of habitual control over drug seeking, and 2) a novel infection model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and will follow NIH guidelines.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in neuroscience, bioengineering, pharmacology, or a closely related field. Experience with electrophysiology, 2-photon imaging, MATLAB, and animal models of drug addiction and/or neurological diseases is preferred.
Applicant must have excellent communication skills and work well in a team setting.
Internal Number: PRN21478
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