Postdoctoral positions are available in the Cellular Neurophysiology Unit at NINDS.
Our goal is to uncover principles that govern reward and motor signal processing within the dopamine system, including circuit control and cellular neurophysiology of basal ganglia neurons. To achieve this goal, we employ a wide array of experimental approaches including two-photon imaging techniques, patch-clamp electrophysiology, optogenetic circuit mapping approaches and behavior. Projects in the lab have focused on functional diversity of midbrain dopaminergic neurons, G-protein modulation of excitability and the contribution of ionic conductances. Current work explores circuits underlying dopamine dependent aversive and reward behaviors.
Successful candidates will have a PhD/MD or equivalent, three (3) years or less of postdoctoral experience and at least one (1) first author publication. Candidates with experience using optical imaging techniques and/or electrophysiology and/or experience in animal behavior are encouraged to apply.
Please e-mail a CV, three (3) references and a letter briefly describing interests.
The Intramural Research Program at NIH is the largest biomedical research institute in the world. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS/NIH) conducts research in a broad range of neuroscience topics including molecular biophysics, synapses and circuits, neuronal development, integrative neuroscience, brain imaging, neurological disorders and stroke. The Khaliq lab is located in the Porter Neuroscience Building which offers a rich, interconnected scientific community with unparalleled resources and a collaborative training environment.