We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with a background in experimental neuroscience and patch-clamp electrophysiology and an interest in data science and genomics. The fellow will lead an innovative project studying the physiology of human cortical neurons resected during neurosurgery. The fellow will have the opportunity to shape the details of the project based on their specific interests.
Potential project ideas include:
- Comparing the how aspects of neuron physiology differ between humans and mice
- Correlating subject-specific demographic and genetic differences with intrinsic or synaptic physiology
- Studying how human-specific circuit motifs may support oscillatory synchrony. Since human neurological tissue is only available at specific times, the fellow will also have opportunities to contribute to other collaborative projects in the Valiante and Tripathy Labs.
- A PhD degree within the past 5 years in neuroscience or equivalent area
- Considerable expertise performing patch-clamp electrophysiology on ex vivo brain slices
- A track record for independent research and a strong publication record
- Experience writing custom data analysis scripts in a programming language or a strong desire to learn
- Familiarity with molecular biology techniques and gene expression analysis
- Experience with cell or slice culture
The successful candidate will also be expected to apply for independent research fellowships.
Length of Position: Temporary Full-time (up to 3 years)
Closing Date: Until filled.
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