The Intramural Program of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Within this program, the Section on Synapse Development Plasticity (Chief: Zheng Li, PhD, https://www.nimh.nih.gov/research/research-conducted-at-nimh/principal-investigators/zheng-li.shtml; publications:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/zheng.li.7/bibliography/public/) uses molecular and cellular biological approaches, two-photon microscopy, and electrophysiology to investigate the mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity and synaptic pathology associated with psychiatric diseases.
The Li lab is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow. This is a full-time research position located at the 300 acre Bethesda campus of the NIH, near Washington D.C.
This position requires a graduate degree (or foreign equivalent) in neuroscience, developmental biology or cell biology. Research experience in slice/in vivo electrophysiology, in vivo two-photon/miniscope imaging, optogenetics, or mouse brain surgery is desired. For qualified candidates this is an excellent opportunity to pursue neuroscience research using a combination of cutting-edge experimental approaches. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Send letter of interest, CV, and three references to Dr. Zheng Li (email@example.com). The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.