The Spinal Circuits and Plasticity Unit at the National Institutes of Health, led by Dr. Ariel Levine, has a postdoctoral position available to investigate the spinal cord cellular basis of motor behavior.
The Levine lab seeks to uncover the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms of motor behavior and motor learning. In particular, we want to know how diverse spinal cord cell types cooperate with CNS-wide motor networks to mediate normal movements and learn new ones. We use a wide array of techniques including single cell sequencing, cell-type specific genetic and viral manipulations, circuit tracing, and behavior analysis. The lab is located within the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, a world-class center for basic and translational neuroscience with outstanding facilities, resources, and a unique funding environment on the main campus of NIH. More information about the lab can be found at: https://neuroscience.nih.gov/ninds/Faculty/Profile/ariel-levine.aspx.
Applicants should have (1) a PhD or MD degree (either completed or nearly completed), (2) experience in neurobiology, bioinformatics, or molecular biology, and (3) a record of publication. To apply, please email a CV, a letter summarizing research accomplishments and interests, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Levine.