Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer
NICHD-NIH
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Salary
between 44,000-48,000 + benefits
Posted
June 30 2017
Ref
electrophysiologist
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Govt.
Job Type
Postdoc

Postdoctoral Fellow

A position is available for an enthusiastic electrophysiologist interested in investigating how the Neuregulin (NRG)\ErbB4 signaling pathway, which is genetically associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, regulates synaptic properties and neuronal networks that underlie cognitive functions altered in psychiatric disorders.

We are recruiting for a motivated electrophysiologist, with prior experience in whole cells recordings from acute brain slices and/or in vivo, to investigate how synaptic plasticity and cortical excitatory/inhibitory balance is altered in different genetically modified mouse lines targeting the NRG\ErbB4 pathway. The long-term aim of this research is to identify and characterize the neuronal microcircuits and molecular pathways that contribute to complex behavioral processes associated with cognition (see Nat Comm 2015 (PMID 26027736), Mol Psych 2017 (PMID 28322273), PNAS 2012 (PMID 22822214)).

Please send applications including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and long-term career goals, and the name, email and mailing addresses of three references by August 31, 2017 to: Dr. Andres Buonanno, Section on Molecular Neurobiology, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Building 35 Rm 2C-1000, Bethesda, MD 20892. (buonanno@mail.nih.gov).

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs, and is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send applications including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and long-term career goals, and the name, email and mailing addresses of three references by August 31, 2017 to: Dr. Andres Buonanno, Section on Molecular Neurobiology, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Building 35 Rm 2C-1000, Bethesda, MD 20892. (buonanno@mail.nih.gov).

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs, and is an equal opportunity employer.