Postdoctoral Fellow: Sensory Integration & Plasticity

Carbondale, Illinois
Yearly salary commensurate with experience, + benefits
October 09 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Diana Sarko, within the Department of Anatomy at SIU Carbondale, School of Medicine. Our lab studies sensory processing, sensory specializations, sensory integration across multiple sensory modalities (multisensory integration), plasticity, and perception. The successful candidate will work on a NIDCR-funded project characterizing sensory integration and plasticity following tooth loss in a rodent model, the naked mole-rat. Techniques used in the lab include single-unit, in vivo, extracellular electrophysiology; animal behavior; neuronal tract tracing; intracortical microstimulation (ICMS); and histology.

Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Physiology, Zoology, Engineering, or related field is required. Experience with animal handling and in vivo extracellular electrophysiology is required. Familiarity with histology procedures, Matlab, statistical software, and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator is preferred. Must be sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations. Appointment will be full-time, with a desired start date as soon as possible.

Application deadline is November 30th, 2018, and this position will remain open until filled. Applicants should send: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing the extent to which s/he meets the above criteria, and describing previous research experience, 2) a curriculum vitae (CV), and 3) three letters of reference (sent confidentially on the applicant’s behalf) to:

Diana Sarko, Ph.D.

Department of Anatomy

School of Medicine

Mail Code 6523

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

1135 Lincoln Drive

Carbondale, IL 62901


SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.