Postdoctoral Fellow - Cellular Neuroscience

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, USA
Salary will be based upon experience and NIH scales plus benefits
March 12 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

We are searching for postdocs interested in studying synaptic function in striatal and VTA circuits using electrophysiology, optogenetics and 2-photon imaging.

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Christopher Ford at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to study how neuromodulators are encoded by GPCRs. We are looking for post-doctoral fellows interested in training for an academic career in cellular neuroscience. We are interested in understanding how synaptic inputs control the excitability of neurons in the VTA and the mechanisms by which neuromodulators evoke synaptic events in the striatum (Marcott & Ford, 2014 Neuron; Mamaligas & Ford, 2016 Neuron).  We have openings for a postdoctoral fellow interested in examining transmission at GPCR synapses and the synaptic organization of striatal circuits.

R01-funded projects will combine slice electrophysiology, 2-photon imaging, optogenetics, and fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV).

Requirements:  Applicants must have a PhD in neuroscience or a closely related discipline, experience with electrophysiology and/or imaging, a strong publication record, and no more than 2 years of postdoctoral training.

Applications should send application, CV and names of three references to Christopher P Ford, Ph.D. Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University at:  (  In the subject line of the e-mail, please enter “Postdoc position – your name”

Christopher Ford Lab can be found at: