Postdoctoral fellow: electrophysiology and/or animal behaviors of epilepsy and autism

West Lafayette, Indiana
August 28 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A position for a highly motivated postdoctoral associate is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yang Yang, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University.

The project will involve the study of ion channel dysfunctions-related epilepsy, autism or chronic pain, using whole animal behavior tests (including EEG recording), dissociated cells and brain slice patch-clamp recordings, as well as functional studies of neurons differentiated from induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) (Nat Commun 2012, Nat Rev Neurosci 2013, J Neurosci 2016).

For applicants who are resident in China, positions will be available via a joint program between Dr. Yang Yang’s lab at Purdue University and Dr. Zhuo Huang’s lab at Peking University. For this joint program, the initial appointment will be at Peking University with full benefits, highly competitive salary, school-provided housing options, guaranteed Beijing household Register (Hukou), health insurance, among others. After successful enrollment, the applicant will be expected to join Purdue University to further continue the study.

The successful applicant should have completed a PhD in neuroscience or a related field (within two years) and should have experience with animal surgery, animal behavior experiments (e.g. EEG recording) related to epilepsy/autism, or experience with patch-clamp electrophysiology. To apply, please send a current C.V. and statement of research interests to Dr. Yang Yang ( Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. 

Purdue University ranks No. 4 Public University in the U.S. by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. And Purdue College of Pharmacy ranks No. 9 among all pharmacy programs in the U.S. by US News Education. Purdue University is in West Lafayette, Indiana, a beautiful town with a population of 50K. It is two-hour driving distance away from Chicago and one-hour away from Indianapolis.

More information about Dr. Yang Yang and Dr. Zhuo Huang’s research can be found in the following webpages: