Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Jobs

7/31/2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position, Marie Davis Laboratory at VA Puget Sound Healthcare System (Seattle, WA)

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Davis Laboratory at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, affiliated with the Department of Neurology, the Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), and the Neuroscience graduate program at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. This position will encompass projects related to Parkinson’s disease, neurodegeneration, stem cell modeling, PD genetic risk, endolysosomal trafficking and the role of extracellular vesicles in accelerating disease progression and Lewy body propagation.

The Davis lab is interested in understanding the cellular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease in order to identify novel therapeutic targets. To do this we use Drosophila model systems and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from patients harboring genetic risk variants. We are currently using a Drosophila model of glucocerebrosidase (GBA) deficiency, as mutations in GBA increase risk for developing PD and rate of disease progression, as well as an in vitro model of neurons differentiated from iPSCs from a PD patient heterozygous for a GBA mutation.  We are investigating how GBA mutations impair endolysosomal trafficking, and may accelerate propagation of pathogenic proteins in neurons via dysregulation of extracellular vesicles. We also collaborate with the Parkinson’s Genetic Research Study (PI Dr. Cyrus Zabetian) to translate findings from our fruit fly and in vitro models to PD patients. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to do research in a collaborative intellectual community involving Puget Sound VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), UW ISCRM, and UW Department of Neurology, and UW Neuroscience program. Our lab applies a combination of stem cell biology, neurobiology, genetics, biochemistry and microscopy using Drosophila models and human iPSCs-derived neural and glial cell culture models.

Requirements:

Completed PhD in a biomedical science, have the ability to fulfill responsibilities listed below, and eligibility and willingness to apply for external postdoctoral funding including T32/F32 NIH training grants or other independent funding sources.

Knowledge/ Skills necessary:

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of genetics and/or neurobiology
  • Ability to design and execute controlled experiments
  • Effective communication with internal and external researchers
  • Reporting of research findings
  • Aptitude for effective scientific writing

Desirable Experience/Skills

  • Familiarity with Drosophila
  • Experience with cell culture, microscopy, and immunoblotting.
  • Competence in molecular cloning

To apply send a single PDF containing a succinct statement summarizing your previous research experience, future research goals, and your CV to:

Marie Davis, MD PhD

myd@uw.edu

2 Assistant Professor Positions, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking to fill two faculty positions in Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level. One position will be systems neuroscience (including sensory and motor systems), and the other will be in cellular/molecular/developmental neuroscience. Candidates should have a strong record of achievement and an innovative program in basic neuroscience research. The Candidates will join a highly interactive and collaborative neuroscience group working on neural circuits, neural development, neurogenetics, theoretical and computational neuroscience, synaptic function, brain disorders, and rodent cognition, perception, and social behavior.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics and quantitative biology. Located on the North Shore of Long Island 30 miles from New York City, the Laboratory has a rich and successful research environment rooted in interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as an innovative graduate school that attracts talented students each year. CSHL is committed to fostering a diverse work environment that values best practices in mentorship, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will be expected to establish productive research programs while mentoring diverse groups of students and postdocs. Applications are strongly encouraged from groups historically underrepresented in science, including women and U.S. racial/ethnic minority populations.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, description of research accomplishments, statement of future research plans, and a statement of diversity & mentoring to: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/17128 Position ID: 02703-R.
In addition, please have three letters of reference sent to CSHLfacultyjobs@cshl.edu. The statement of diversity & mentoring should describe a candidate’s mentoring philosophy, contributions to equity and inclusion in science, and prior training (as applicable) in mentoring, academic management/leadership, and antidiscrimination/antiracism. We will begin considering applications on a rolling basis on July 31, 2020 with Zoom interviews beginning in August. Applications will be considered until September 1 or until the positions are filled. Inquiries regarding the search should be directed to: CSHLfacultyjobs@cshl.edu
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
For more information: www.cshl.edu

7/2/2020

Scientist I & II Position, The Allen Institute for Brain Science (Seattle, WA) Novel Capsid Development for AAV Gene Therapy Applications

We are seeking a PhD level scientist to join a new program at the Allen Institute for Brain Science that aims to develop and test new therapeutic AAVs to treat brain disorders including severe forms of epilepsy using a novel AAV-based cell type-specific expression system. We are seeking a Scientist with a background in neuroscience, AAV capsid engineering, and/or high-throughput screening in brain tissue using genetic barcodes for sequencing readouts. The Scientist hire will lead efforts to generate or identify new AAV capsids to facilitate brain delivery of therapeutic AAV viral vectors in non-human primate and human brain slice cultures. We aim to achieve a critical breakthrough for AAV gene therapy by enabling enhanced delivery of therapeutic cargos to the brain and specific brain cell types in primates. This individual must be excited by the prospect of joining a team-science environment at the Allen Institute for Brain Science to help develop new gene therapies for brain diseases.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, optimize, and validate a robust multiplexed capsid screening technology.
  • Oversee implementation of the multiplexed capsid screening technology for NHP in vivo.
  • Develop experimental methods to identify naturally occurring AAV capsids.
  • Help evaluate tropism/distribution of known and newly identified capsids in brain tissue.
  • Interface with Industry partner to help coordinate efforts and strategy on capsid development.
  • Develop new ideas for capsid engineering/evolution for gene therapy applications.
  • Rapid and transparent communication of all successes and failures.
  • Presentation of results internally, externally and through publications.
  • Must follow good laboratory practices.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • PhD in neurobiology, virology, or related fields.
  • Experience with virus production and testing, ideally AAV vectors and capsid variants.
  • Highly motivated researcher, comfortable operating independently.
  • Ability to take on complex problems and come up with novel solutions.
  • Experience with molecular biology, especially sequencing based methods.
  • Ability to work in a timeline, milestone-driven, and team-centric environment.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Proficiency in MS Office programs and other relevant software programs (e.g. standard DNA sequence analysis, image analysis, etc).

Reach out to Jonathan Ting if you have any questions about this position, including how to apply (JonathanT@alleninstitute.org)

Postdoctoral Position, The University of Chicago, Laboratory of Ion Channels and Neurodegeneration (Chicago, IL)

The study of bicistronic ion channels in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration
A postdoctoral position is available in the NIH-funded laboratory of Dr. Christopher Gomez at University of Chicago in Chicago, USA to investigate the genetics, physiology, and pathogenesis of bicistronic calcium channel genes. Dr. Gomez has performed pioneering work in the field of voltage- gated calcium channels and their role in disorders such as spinocerebellar ataxia, episodic ataxia and migraine. This long-term NIH-funded project focuses on the role of transcription factor proteins encoded by bicistronic calcium channel genes in the pathogenesis of a broad set of neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative and episodic neurological disorders. Our model systems include transgenic mouse lines, iPSC-derived, reprogrammed human neurons and primary rodent neuron. The candidate will join a highly productive research team and is expected to contribute to high impact, cutting edge projects in one or more of these areas. More information about research projects and recent publications in Gomez lab can be found at https://voices.uchicago.edu/gomezlab/. The goal of the position is 1) to investigate the regulation of these novel transcription factors in physiology, 2) to explore their dysregulation in diseases, and 3) develop therapeutic approaches to restore regulation.
Applicants must have effective communication, team working, problem solving skills, and adaptability to changes in technological and scientific directions. Successful candidates should be highly motivated and have a recent Ph.D. degree with a strong background in cellular neurobiology, stem cells, molecular biology. At least one first author publication in an excellent journal is a requirement. Experience in working with bioinformatics and protein and RNA methods is desired.
Contact information:cgomez@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu

5/29/2020

Postdoctoral Position, NIH, Mollecular, Cellular, and Circuit Mechanisms of Motor Behavior and Motor Learning, (Bethesda, MD)

Cellular Basis of Motor Behavior
The Spinal Circuits and Plasticity Unit at the National Institutes of Health, led by Dr. Ariel Levine, has a postdoctoral position available to investigate the spinal cord cellular basis of motor behavior.
The Levine lab seeks to uncover the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms of motor behavior and motor learning. In particular, we want to know how diverse spinal cord cell types cooperate with CNS-wide motor networks to mediate normal movements and learn new ones. We use a wide array of techniques including single cell sequencing, cell-type specific genetic and viral manipulations, circuit tracing, and behavior analysis.

The lab is located within the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, a world-class center for basic and translational neuroscience with outstanding facilities, resources, and a
unique funding environment on the main campus of NIH. More information about the lab can be found at: https://neuroscience.nih.gov/ninds/Faculty/Profile/ariellevine.aspx.
Applicants should have (1) a PhD or MD degree (either completed or nearly completed), (2) experience in neurobiology, bioinformatics, or molecular biology,
and (3) a record of publication. To apply, please email a CV, a letter summarizing research accomplishments and interests, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Levine.

Dr. Ariel Levine, MD, PhD, ariel.levine@nih.gov
Position Location: Main NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
Application Deadline: December 31, 2020
The Spinal Circuits and Plasticity Unit and the NIH are dedicated to building a diverse community
in their training and employment programs. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Applicants of all races and religions, both sexes and any age are encouraged to apply. All
employees are subject to a background investigation.

3/13/2020

Director of Neuroscience, Lifeworks Brain Performance, (Bozeman, Montana)

LifeWorks Brain Performance is a cutting-edge brain assessment and brain performance program located near Bozeman, Montana. We use evidence-based tools and techniques to improve lifestyle, create lasting behavior change and improve brain performance within an outdoor adventure setting. LifeWorks is a first-of-its-kind program that offers exciting opportunity for professional growth within an amazing team culture.

The Director of Neuroscience is a full-time position reporting directly to the CEO.  Services to be delivered may include client intake and cognitive assessments, eeg acquisition, brain mapping, brain training or neurofeedback, biofeedback, and recording non-invasive physiological measures, client coaching and support.

The LifeWorks Director of Neuroscience should hold at least a Masters level degree and a PhD is preferred. We are located in the Rocky Mountains and outdoor experiential activity is central to our program, so the ideal candidate would be physically fit and enjoy outdoor sports, performance and activities in nature.

Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. Full-time benefits include health insurance.

Please visit www.WhyLifeWorks.com to learn more.  Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to

Robert Whitley, LifeWorks Brain Performance at rwhitley@whylifeworks.com

2/21/2020

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Auditory Synaptic Physiology, University of Nevada (Reno, NV)

Postdoctoral Fellow – Auditory Synaptic Physiology
Apply at: http://bit.ly/renden_postdoc1
Renden Lab web site: https://packpages.unr.edu/rendenr/
email: rendenr@unr.edu
Job Description
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with experience in cellular and molecular neuroscience techniques and/or electrophysiology to join the laboratory of Dr. Robert Renden, in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to investigate mechanisms underlying age-related changes in synaptic short-term plasticity in mice, using whole cell patch-clamp electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, and fluorescence imaging, with the cochlear nucleus and MNTB (calyx of Held) as synaptic models. This position is fully funded by NIH, and we are looking to fill this position immediately.
The major responsibilities of this position include:
• Cooperate in the design of an experimental program to evaluate age-related changes in synaptic function at auditory brainstem synapses in mouse: the calyx of Held and cochlear synapses.
• Independently contribute to timely experimental execution, data collection, and rigorous data analysis of the research program.
• Report experimental findings in written publications, incorporating own findings with the existing published literature.
• Collaborate to develop mechanistic and molecular models describing cellular/molecular mechanisms that are degraded during normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases.

Required Qualifications:
• Recent PhD degree in cellular/molecular biology, synaptic neuroscience, or relevant field.
• Experience in patch-clamp recording, brain slice electrophysiology, and/or
fluorescence imaging (confocal immunofluorescence, live imaging) techniques.
• Strong organizational skills, goal-oriented motivation towards back science research.
• An ability to work independently in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Existing first author publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of cellular or molecular neuroscience is highly desirable.
• Research experience in synaptic physiology is preferred.

The research environment at UNR is highly collaborative, with a strong neuroscience research community within the newly established Institute for Neuroscience.
Reno, Nevada is a progressive, growing, and dynamic community. UNR is located less than 30 minutes away from beautiful Lake Tahoe, where world-class skiing, trekking, and mountain biking in the Sierra Nevada mountains are easily accessible. We were recently highlighted as one of the 12 Best Places to Live in 2019 by Outside magazine:
https://www.outsideonline.com/2398647/outside-best-towns-2019#close.

2/7/2020

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

Now in its 16th year, the NCI-funded T32 Clinical and Translational Cancer Control Research Training Program at the University of Rochester and Wilmot Cancer Institute is seeking outstanding candidates for our upcoming group of post-doctoral fellows starting in summer, 2020.

Our program eagerly seeks highly motivated individuals with doctorates (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) who are committed to developing a successful research career in cancer control as independent investigators.

The program features exceptionally diverse research opportunities and professional guidance by several NCI-funded mentors. Core program mentors include: Drs. Michelle Janelsins, Ph.D., M.P.H., Gary Morrow, Ph.D., M.S., Karen Mustian, Ph.D., M.P.H., Supriya Mohile, M.D., M.S., Luke Peppone, Ph.D., M.P.H., Charles Kamen, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sarah Kerns, Ph.D., Ian Kleckner, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Eva Culakova, Ph.D. An additional 15 affiliate mentors join our core mentors in providing broad multi-disciplinary mentorship experiences for trainees.

Several key training resources are offered including the University of Rochester NCI-funded Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base and several specialty laboratories. Cancer control programmatic specialty training areas of our training program include: conduct of Phase I-III clinical trials in both academic and local and nationwide community oncology research settings, geriatric oncology, cancer care delivery research, behavioral interventions, exercise oncology, health equity, nutraceuticals, mobile health, translational science (e.g., protein biomarker, genetics, epigenetics, immunology, physiology, etc.), and biostatistics. A more detailed description of the program, description of mentors, didactic courses and other research training opportunities, and application materials can be found at: www.futureresearchers.org.

Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Candidates must have completed their doctoral training and have their degree conferred prior to starting the program. Candidates with prior post-doctoral training are also eligible.

Two years of funding with salaries of $60,000 per year are offered along with tuition, health insurance, research support, travel to scientific meetings and a Research Assistant Professor position.  Applications require three letters of recommendation, a personal statement of your research interests and how you think the program will help your research career along with your CV.  For questions, please email Co-Directors Drs. Janelsins and Morrow at CancerControlT32@urmc.rochester.edu.

Post-Doctoral Position, Neuroscience/Metal homeostasis University of Texas (Austin, TX)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Som Mukhopadhyay at The University of Texas at Austin to study gene-environment interactions in neurodegenerative diseases. The project specifically focuses on understanding how organisms regulate levels of essential metals in the brain, and how defects in these regulatory processes induce Parkinson’s disease. Read more about our research at:
www.utaustingolgilab.com

The laboratory employs mouse/rat genetics, neurobehavioral, neurochemical, mechanistic cell biology, biochemical, structure-function, and drug discovery approaches.
Applications are encouraged from recent graduates with a Ph.D. in a related field. The successful candidate will be highly inquisitive, motivated for success, and skilled at the bench. Competitive salary and excellent health benefits will be provided according to institutional and NIH guidelines.

UT Austin provides an outstanding environment for neuroscience/cell biology research. Trainees have access to numerous career development opportunities through an active postdoctoral association. Rapid transition of postdoctoral fellows to independence is a major training goal of the Mukhopadhyay laboratory.

Address enquires and send applications to Dr. Mukhopadhyay (som@austin.utexas.edu).

Applications should include: 1. Cover letter describing
interest in our research and your graduate achievements; 2. Curriculum Vitae. 3.
Names of three referees (do not send letters unless requested).

12/13/2019

Post-Doctoral Position, Computational Psychiatry, Neuroimaging, and Sleep Lab, Stanford Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, CA)

About the Lab: We are seeking a well-trained researcher with demonstrated expertise in functional neuroimaging and/or EEG and a strong interest in translational research including sleep, cognition, mood
dysregulation, and affective neuroscience. The candidate will focus on an NIMH funded project understanding the relationship between sleep, affective brain function, and mood dysregulation in Alzheimer’s dementia. In this role, they will oversee data acquisition and analyses for a longitudinal neuroimaging and EEG study combined with a targeted sleep intervention. Opportunities are available immediately to drive publications based on previously collected polysomnography data. FMRI acquisition for this project will start in March of 2020 and includes task-based and resting state fMRI data as well as polysomnography data.
Along with a deep knowledge of neuroimaging, EEG analysis, and computational approaches, familiarity with psychological concepts and/or experience with human subject data is also preferred.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·       Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in human functional neuroimaging, neuroscience, psychology, or related fields

·       Expert level experience with image processing software and methods (MATLAB) and statistical methods (SPM, AFNI, FSL, R)

·       Experience analyzing EEG/PSG data

·       Experience in customizing scripts to contribute to imaging analysis pipelines

·       Experience in computational approaches; for example, GLM, mixed models, analyses of mediation, and cluster analysis

·       Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills and a preference for working within an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment

The scientific foundations of the research draw on cognitive and affective neuroscience, and are applied clinically to understanding neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease. A clear motivation to pursue human neuroimaging research in these discipline areas is important.

To apply, please email a cover letter addressing requirements, CV or resume, and at least three references to kohora@stanford.edu.

Post-Doctoral Position, Synaptic Transmission/Nanoscopy, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology (Washington University in St. Louis, MO)

FULLY FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS focusing on mechanisms of synaptic transmission and their dysregulation in Fragile X syndrome and Alzheimer’s are available in the laboratory of Dr. Vitaly Klyachko at Washington University School of Medicine. This is a unique opportunity to engage in cutting-edge exploratory research fully supported by an 8-year R35/MIRA NIH award.
We build and utilize advanced biophysical approaches, including multicolor 2D and 3D superresolution imaging, electrophysiology and computational tools to study the mechanisms governing synaptic transmission and excitability in healthy neurons and their dysregulation in Fragile X syndrome, the leading known genetic cause of autism. We have also recently expanded our efforts towards understanding synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease with the particular focus on the role of glia in this disorder. More information can be found on the lab website: www.klyachkolab.wustl.edu
Qualified applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in life sciences, physics or engineering. Applicants with expertise in advanced imaging tools/nanoscopy or cellular electrophysiology as well as knowledge of Matlab are particularly encouraged to apply.
Trainees will work in a highly interactive multidisciplinary research environment at Washington University, which has been consistently ranked among the top five Medical Schools in the
country. The extreme collegiality of Washington University combined with the large Neuroscience Community and extensive infrastructural and core facility support creates a dynamic research environment. Highly competitive salary and benefits are available and will commensurate with experience. Complete information on the benefit package is located on the WUSM Human Resources Benefits Website (http://medschoolhr.wustl.edu). The St. Louis area combines the attractions of a major city with family-friendly and affordable lifestyle opportunities (http://www.stlouis.com/).
Interested applicants should provide their CV and the names of two or three references via email to:
Vitaly Klyachko, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine
Phone: (314)362-5517
E-mail: klyachko@wustl.edu

11/5/2019

Tenure Track Faculty Position, Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior (Hamilton, Ontario Canada)

The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2020. We seek a researcher who uses animal models to investigate fundamental neuroscience questions at any level(s) ranging from cells to circuits and systems. Applications from any area of neuroscience are welcome, and applications from early-career researchers are especially encouraged. Our department has long-standing strengths in sensory systems and behavioural neuroscience, and state-of-the art animal facilities. We also have strengths in perception, cognition, development, evolutionary psychology, and animal behaviour. We value and encourage collaboration among researchers, and have close ties with the Departments of Biology and Kinesiology and the Faculties of Engineering and Health Sciences. Many of our faculty are affiliated with McMaster’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, and together with the Department of Biology, our department founded and administers McMaster’s Neuroscience Undergraduate program. McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change. Faculty members at McMaster enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty who are parents and/or need to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. McMaster is located in Hamilton, Ontario, which is part of the “Golden Horseshoe” region of southern Ontario. Hamilton is located between Toronto and the Niagara/Buffalo area. It sits on the shores of Lake Ontario alongside the Niagara escarpment, and boasts an abundance of waterfalls, hiking trails, and green space. All candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interested applicants should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, a one-page statement on equity and diversity, and three representative publications (reprints or preprints). Complete applications must be made online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Positions, Job ID 28515) to the attention of: Dr. Bruce Milliken, Professor & Chair Chair, Search Committee Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1 Academic reference letters are not required at the time of application, but applicants should provide the names of three referees who may be subsequently contacted. Please know and alert your referees that their letters and your full application may be read by all faculty members in the Department and other persons associated with hiring at McMaster. Review of complete applications will begin November 1st, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is expected to be July 1, 2020. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements in their application package. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

10/25/2019

Postdoctoral Position, Neural Code of vision, Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, Michigan)

There are 40 ganglion cell types in the mouse retina. How many are there in the human retina? And how do we tap into them to cure blindness through bionic devices?

Come work with Dr. Daniel Rathbun in the Bionics and Vision lab at Henry Ford Hospital (Dept. Ophthalmology) in Detroit, Michigan.  We apply the study of neural coding in the visual system to: 1) understanding how images are processed in the healthy and degenerating retina; 2) understanding how the retina responds to electrical stimulation; and 3) using this knowledge to advance bionic vision.  At Henry Ford, we are establishing the world’s first electrophysiology laboratory dedicated to working with fresh human retinal tissue donated from ophthalmology patients.

You can expect a competitive 2-year contract, excellent benefits, academic affiliations with Wayne State University and the Kresge Eye Institute, and Detroit isn’t nearly as scary as the fearmongers on the news would have you believe.

Please contact Dr. Daniel L. Rathbun to schedule a meeting during this conference or to submit your CV for consideration:                 drathbu2@hfhs.org         +1 313-587-0367

Multiple PostDoctoral Positions, Cincinnati Children’s (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.

Post-doctoral research fellows at Cincinnati Children’s are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our institution’s strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, support for international students and an emphasis on crafting high-quality grant proposals are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.

For more information about what Postdoctoral opportunities that are available, please visit their current openings page!

10/11/2019

Tenure Track Faculty Position, Purdue University, Department of Basic Medical Sciences (West Lafayette, Indiana)

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an energetic, well-funded research program; teach neuroscience in the veterinary professional programs; and engage in multidisciplinary and collaborative research. We are especially interested in candidates with experience and expertise in neuroanatomy.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or closely related field and relevant post-doctoral experience. Preference will be given to individuals who also hold a D.V.M. (or equivalent). We seek a neuroscientist who will be willing and able to interact with veterinary clinical neuroscientists in teaching and research and who will educate, train, and mentor professional and graduate students. We are especially interested in candidates whose research will complement one of the Department’s strategic research focus areas (neurotraumaand degenerative neurologic disease; cancer; musculoskeletal biology and orthopedics) and who will actively engage in Purdue’s Institute of Integrative Neuroscience (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/institute-for-integrative-neuroscience/).
Purdue University offers a thriving interdisciplinary environment for education and research. Collaborative and interdisciplinary research are enabled through the NCI-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (https://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/), and facilities and centers within Discovery Park (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/). Purdue University’s recently established Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences provide additional opportunities, particularly in neuroscience and inflammation, immunology and infectious disease (http://www.purdue.edu/research/life-sciences/).
Purdue University’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address in a cover letter their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in at least one of those areas of faculty effort. Application materials should also include a complete CV; a 2-3 page description of current and future research and professional goals, which includes a description of professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin September 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is negotiable. A background check is required for employment in this position. Requests for more information should be sent to Dr. Riyi Shi, riyi@purdue.edu), College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026. Please apply here: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=2827&company=purdueuniv&username=.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

10/04/2019

Research Scientist Position, Indiana University, School of Medicine (Indianapolis)
Pharmacology and Toxicology (Alzheimer’s Research)

Position Summary: The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, in collaboration with the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute (SNRI), at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking qualified candidates to collaborate with a variety of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases investigators exploring the impact of neurodegeneration on neurotransmission. The track and rank will be based upon education level.

The research associate will utilize a brand new state-of-the-art electrophysiology system to perform recordings from brain slices from many different rodent neurodegenerative disease models, including in collaboration with multiple Alzheimer’s researchers and the NIH funded Model Organism Development and Evaluation for Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (MODEL-AD) consortium. They will also be responsible for supervising the performance of electrophysiological experiments by other investigators and consult with multiple different investigators in designing and performing experiments and also assist in the writing of manuscripts and grant applications. Depending upon the successful execution of primary duties there are also opportunities to ultimately plan and execute independent experiments.

For more information visit IU Faculty Careers

09/20/2019

Postdoc Position, Stanford University, (California)
Leveraging big data to understand the neurobiological underpinnings of reading and math abilities

The Yeatman (Stanford University) and Rokem (University of Washington) labs have 2 years of funding for a jointly mentored postdoc who is interested in capitalizing on new innovations in data science and diffusion MRI methods to understand the neurobiological underpinnings of reading and math abilities. With the emergence of public datasets containing tens of thousands of subjects (e.g., ABCD, Healthy Brain Network, Human Connectome Project, etc.) there are new opportunities to apply computational approaches to understanding the multivariate relationship between white matter development and academic skills. Beyond identifying correlations between a single behavioral measure and diffusion properties in a single white matter tract, we would like to progress towards a model characterizing how the interrelated developmental trajectories of the brain’s many white matter connections relate to different components of academic development (e.g., reading, math, executive function). This project would involve working with large, publicly available datasets, and developing/applying new statistical approaches to relate measures of brain anatomy to cognitive skills.

Related work: Yeatman J.D., Richie-Halford A., Smith J.K., Keshavan A., Rokem A. (2018). A browser-based tool for visualization and analysis of diffusion MRI data. Nature Communications. 9(1):940.​ Link
Starting Salary range: $65,000- $75,000/yr depending on experience.
Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or related fields, or a PhD in computer science, statistics, physics or engineering fields, and an interest in rapidly learning about measurements of the living human brain. Either way, the ideal candidate should possess strong computational skills, proficiency programming in Python and familiarity with MATLAB. Experience with diffusion MRI data analysis or other related neuroimaging is a plus but not required. Must enjoy working in a fast-paced collaborative and open environment and have strong writing and communication skills.
Start date: Any time

To apply, please send:

1) A curriculum vitae
2) Contact information for three references
3) A two-paragraph letter (less than 1 page) describing: (1) a finding from you PhD (or previous postdoc) research that you are excited about and (2) a project you would like to tackle in the lab.

Jason Yeatman (​jyeatman@stanford.edu​) Ariel Rokem (​arokem@gmail.com​)

09/12/2019

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Elon University, (Elon, NC)

Elon University seeks applicants for a continuing track position in Developmental Science at the assistant professor level beginning mid-August 2020. Applicants should have completed or expect to complete a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, Developmental Neuroscience, School Psychology, or a related discipline by August 2020. Candidates with an expertise in intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, ADHD, and/or atypical development are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who concentrate on age groups ranging from middle childhood to adulthood. Candidates must show evidence of high-quality teaching at the undergraduate level. The ability to maintain a sustained research agenda that actively incorporates undergraduates into one’s program of research is essential. In addition to Lifespan Development, teaching will include requirements in the major (e.g., Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods), special topics courses relating to one’s area of expertise in developmental science, and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. Elon employs a Teacher-Scholar model of faculty engagement, with faculty typically teaching six courses per year. Elon is committed to supporting faculty as teacher-scholars through the provision of excellent teaching spaces, research facilities and support, and professional development resources. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at http://www.elon.edu. Complete applications must be received by October 1, 2019 to be assured full consideration. Send a letter of application, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair at the email set up for the search (psysearch2019@elon.edu), including your name in the subject line. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

08/30/2019

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Neurochemistry, Trinity College, (Hartford, CT)

The Neuroscience Program and Chemistry Department seek to fill a tenure-track position in Neurochemistry. This is a joint appointment to both the Neuroscience Program and the Chemistry Department. The Neuroscience Program currently includes members from the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy and Engineering. Both the Neuroscience Program and Chemistry Department are committed to culturally and academically diverse faculty to teach our diverse student body. The position will start in August 2020. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, neuroscience or related field. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in the Neuroscience major, introductory courses in the Chemistry major, and advanced courses in neurochemistry., and develop and maintain a productive research program in neurochemistry that involves undergraduate students. Trinity College is located in an urban environment and nearby institutions include Hartford Hospital, the Institute of Living, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and University of Connecticut Medical School with active collaborations with Trinity faculty.

Trinity College seeks to attract a diverse faculty, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively seeks applications from women and other underrepresented groups.

Applications must be made via this website: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1961

08/12/2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT): NIH/NIGMS

The NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program is a competitive three-year postdoctoral fellowship program that provides high quality research training in the basic biomedical sciences in NIH intramural research laboratories, and prepares trainees for leadership positions in biomedical careers. The program places special emphasis on training fellows in all scientific areas supported by NIGMS, including but not limited to biological chemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, cellular and molecular biology, computational biosciences, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, and technology development.  Appointments are made at competitive stipend levels, commensurate with experience and recognition of selection for this program, and fellows receive a travel and training allowance.

Please forward this email to students or potential applicants especially graduate students likely to defend in the next year, or recent Ph.D. graduates who have begun their postdoc training at the NIH.  Students interested in applying should apply using funding announcement PAR-19-286 (which mirrors the F32 application process): https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-286.html.

We hosted a webinar last month (the video and slides are available, as are program/application FAQs).   The PRAT Program is especially interested in ensuring the applicant pool reflects the diversity of the biomedical Ph.D. talent pool, and I am requesting your help in identifying potential candidates.

any questions you have can be directed to: Kenneth D. Gibbs, Jr., PhD, MPH, Director, NIGMS PRAT Program @E: kenneth.gibbs@nih.gov

08/12/2019

Postdoctoral Business Development Associate: Virtici, Seattle, Washington,

Virtici is seeking a Postdoctoral Business Development Associate with a strong interest in enabling therapeutic product development. This position offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial minded scientists to rapidly learn about the biotechnology industry and develop the experience necessary to launch an executive-track career. The Business Development Associate will be responsible for the identification and in-license of cutting-edge scientific innovations, evolution of product development strategy, and securing funding to advance innovative therapeutic programs. He/she will also build new relationships and establish networks with pharma and biotech executives to identify and execute on strategic partnership opportunities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree (PhD and/or MD) in the life sciences
  • Exceptional communication and networking skills
  • Driven to translate cutting-edge technologies into life-changing products
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to contribute in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment
  • Strong sense of responsibility for deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to produce results in a highly independent environment
  • Rigor and attention to detail in all aspects of business and science
  • Ability to exercise discretion when handling sensitive information

BENEFITS

  • Develop novel therapeutics with potential to treat a broad range of diseases
  • Build business development experience working in biotechnology
  • Mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and business executives
  • Gain experience in intellectual property, tech transfer/licensing, business development, and project management
  • Expand relationship network of leading academic innovators and global biotechnology and pharmaceutical partners

Submit resumes to: hr@virtici.com

07/12/2019

Postdoctoral position: Orsborn lab, University of Washington,

faculty.washington.edu/aorsborn

Job Description

The laboratory of Dr. Amy Orsborn at the University of Washington is recruiting one or more postdoctoral research fellows to study neural mechanisms of motor skill learning and develop next-generation brain-machine interfaces. The laboratory works at the intersection of engineering and neuroscience to develop therapies for neurological movement disorders. The lab specializes in studying neural interfaces as adaptive closed-loop systems that engage neural plasticity and adaptation. The lab explores engineering approaches to leverage neural adaptation for system performance, and uses neural interfaces as a tool to study neural mechanisms of learning at the systems level. The postdoctoral researcher will use state of the art techniques in systems neuroscience for studying neural circuits—optogenetics, multi-scale, multi-modal neural measurements/manipulations, large-scale recordings, wireless in-cage recordings, closed-loop adaptive interfaces—to study motor learning and develop novel brain-machine interfaces for motor control in non-human primates. Candidates will be heavily involved with all aspects of research, from conceptualization through publication, and will have opportunities to mentor undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students. Salary will follow or exceed NIH guidelines commensurate with training and experience.

Dr. Orsborn joined the University of Washington in the fall of 2018 as the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering. Her lab is part of the Washington National Primate Research Center, the Center for Neurotechnology, the University of Wahsington Institute of Neuroengineering, and the Computational Neuroscience Center. The candidate will benefit from the vibrant multi-disciplinary community of neuroscientists, engineers, data scientists, mathematicians, and clinicians at UW.

Requirements

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in bioengineering, electrical engineering, neuroscience, or a related field. Experience with computer programming (Matlab, C, and/or Python), animal behavioral training, and experimental neurophysiology is preferred. Candidates with strong experience in computational domains but limited experimental experience (who are motivated to collaborate with experimentalists and learn techniques) will also be considered.

Application instructions

Interested applicants should send a description of research experience and interests, a curriculum vittae (CV) and contact information for two or more references to Dr. Orsborn at aorsborn@uw.edu

06/25/2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship position: Raskind/Korvatska lab, Depts. of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington,

The Raskind/Korvatska lab in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases to join an ongoing study of 1) the role of (H+) vacuolar ATPase in Parkinson’s disease and intellectual disability (PMID:23595882) or 2) microglia-specific genetic risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease (PMID: 26076170). We use diverse functional assays based on patient cells and model systems. Dr. Raskind, a medical geneticist, and Dr. Korvatska, a molecular biologist, collaborate with experts in neurobiology, systems biology, stem cell biology and neuropathology.

Ideal training and experience would include:

  • Recent PhD in Neuroscience, Molecular and Cell Biology, Genome Sciences, Immunology or equivalent.
  • Expertise in mammalian tissue culture, gene delivery (g., nucleofection, lentivirus), RNA interference, in vivo reporter assays, and cell imaging;
  • Familiarity with main molecular biology techniques such as molecular cloning, qRT-PCR, RNA microarrays and next-gen sequencing

Desired: expertise in stem cell biology (iPSC generation and differentiation), microglial and neuronal cultures, flow cytometry, gene editing (CRISPR/CAS9), familiarity with bioinformatic tools for analysis of RNA-Seq or proteomics data

The UW is an outstanding environment from which future careers in academics and/or industry are strongly developed. This position is part of an NIH-supported training program (T32) and emphasizes interdisciplinary basic science research training for a minimal period of two years for qualified individuals who are committed to pursuing a career in academic setting. Because the position will be funded by an NIH institutional training grant, only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The fellowship could begin as early as July 2019.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references should be submitted by e-mail to Olena Korvatska (ok5@uw.edu).

06/13/2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship position: Computational Modeling of Brain Networks, Stanford University,

This position is primarily responsible for computational modeling of human brain imaging data using deep neural networks. The successful candidate will be involved in multidisciplinary projects to develop novel computational frameworks for robust identification of neurobiological signatures of psychiatric and neurological disorders combining deep learning and convolution networks and dynamic brain circuit analyses with task and resting-state fMRI. Clinical disorders currently under investigation include autism, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, learning disabilities, schizophrenia, and Parkinson’s disease. We seek talented and highly-motivated individuals with a strong background in at least one of these areas: deep learning algorithms and optimization (theory and practical implementations); computational modeling, statistical inference, and machine learning, especially as applied to fMRI and MRIdata. The candidate will have access to multiple large datasets and state-of-the-art computational resources, including HPCs and GPUs. Please include a CV and a statement of research interests and have three letters of reference emailed to Dr. Vinod Menon at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com.

Postdoctoral Fellowship position: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Stanford University,

We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: typical and atypicalneurocognitive development, learning disabilities (dyscalculia and dyslexia), autism, numerical cognition, cognitive training, and brain network development. This is an exciting opportunity to work on NIH-funded projects using behavioral, computational, and multimodal (fMRI, MRI,DTI) brain imaging techniques. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous researchprogram that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources. Candidates must have a PhD and relevant research experience in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology or related fields. Strong expertise in fMRI data analysis and computational skills are highly desirable.Please include a CV and a statement of research interests and have three letters of reference emailed to Dr. Vinod Menon at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com.

06/07/2019

Research Scientist 1 position: Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, (Bermingham-McDonogh Labratory)

The human inner ear contains the organ that allows us the ability to hear, the cochlea, and also the organs that mediate our sense of balance. These delicate sensory structures contain hair cells that detect the auditory or vestibular signal. The hair cells are susceptible to damage from ototoxic drugs, noise and normal aging. In addition some congenital conditions affect the integrity and function of these cells. Once lost these hair cells do not regenerate and hearing or balance deficits occur. The Bermingham-McDonogh lab studies mouse inner ears because like humans they have the same basic structure and the hair cells are susceptible to the same types of damage. We seek to establish if there is any pathway that can be manipulated to allow the hair cells to regenerate after damage. We use state of the art techniques to profile the sensory cells after various manipulations. In addition we are also interested in the development of these
sensory structures. Our findings should inform regenerative therapies for debilitating hearing and balance loss.

This job is for a motivated Research Scientist 1 (RS1) who will manage day-to-day operations of the lab and assist with ongoing experiments. The RS1 will contribute to the smooth running of
the lab by managing a mouse colony, ordering supplies, maintaining protocols and working as a member of the research team. In addition the RS1 will work under limited supervision to conduct
experiments with inner ear tissue including documenting results. The RS1 may contribute data for use in reports or publications and is expected to participate in laboratory meetings and events.

Responsibilities:
· Maintain a breeding colony of mice under specific-pathogen-free conditions, including animal
husbandry, weaning, ear tagging, genotyping, and updating the mouse census.
· Maintaining inventory and ordering supplies .
· Basic molecular biology, including PCR, DNA and RNA preparation and cloning.
· Tissue isolation from mouse inner ears.
· Organ culture using sterile technique.
· Fluorescent Immunohistochemistry.
· Confocal Microscopy.
· Supervise undergraduate researchers and/or student employees.
· Prepare lab for inspections.
· Maintain training records for team members.
· Actively participate in lab meetings.
Minimum Requirements:
· B.S. degree in Neurobiology, Biology, Biochemistry, or related field and one year of relevant experience.
· Experience with basic molecular biology techniques and tissue culture/sterile technique.
· Experience with operating standard laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, spectrophotometers, incubators, pH meters, balances.
· Experience with preparing basic laboratory reagents, buffers, culture media etc.
· Excellent organizational skills with good written and oral communication and ability to work well in a team.
· Motivated to learn and master new techniques.
· Ability to work with a team and good written and oral communication skills.
Desired Requirements:
· Up to three years of relevant laboratory experience.
· Experience working with mice in a research laboratory.
· Fine dissection skills.
· Competency in data analysis using R or equivalent.
This position is on the UW jobs site see Req# 168078 application should be made through this
site.

Post-Doctoral position: Sensory development and regeneration in the mammalian inner ear, University of Washington, Seattle, (Bermingham-McDonogh Labratory)

A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Bermingham-McDonogh lab at the University of Washington. The Bermingham-McDonogh lab studies the sensory structures in the mouse inner ear with projects involving both the cochlea and the vestibular structures. This particular project is to study the sensory epithelium of the cristae in the mouse inner ear with an interest in examining the competence of support cells to form hair cells. The study involves using transgenic and knockout mouse lines, organ culture, immunohistochemistry, basic molecular biology and molecular profiling of specific cells types at the single cell level.
Requirements: This position requires a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field.
An ideal candidate will have a background in inner ear research. Experience with analysis of single cell sequence data and organ culture is desirable.
To apply for this position send your CV, statement of research interests and names of
3 references to:
oliviab@uw.edu

05/24/2019

Post-doctoral position: Molecular mechanisms of Synaptic transmission and impact on Neuronal Circuit Output, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (Samuel Young Labratory)

There is an open post-doctoral position in the laboratory of Samuel Young at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA. https://young.lab.uiowa.edu/ Twitter @samyounglab The Young laboratory is focused on the fundamental question: How do synapses enable neuronal circuits to transmit a wide diversity of information? Outcomes from our work will define the molecular principles that govern how synaptic properties drive neuronal circuit output, which underpins organism behavior.
We use the calyx of Held/MNTB synapse. This model system which provides unparalleled opportunities to gain insights into the presynaptic mechanisms that support the initial stages of auditory processing. The laboratory uses an integrated approach that centers on using novel viral vector technology, electrophysiological and biophysical methods, biochemistry, light and electron microscopy techniques in conjunction with transgenic mice.

Two major areas of research focus are:
Presynaptic release mechanisms for fast auditory signaling. We seek to understand the mechanisms of synaptic vesicle release and recovery that permit the accurate encoding of sound over wide dynamic ranges over varying times scales. We aim to define the molecular mechanisms that ensure availability of release competent SVs throughout a wide range of AP firing rates and their impact on sound localization.
Presynaptic CaV2 channel function. The goal of this project is to reveal the molecular mechanisms that regulate presynaptic CaV2 channel function and their role in regulating synaptic transmission throughout neuronal circuit development in the mammalian central nervous system.
Candidates must have a PhD in a related scientific discipline and at least one first author publication. Expertise in any of the approaches used in the laboratory are preferred. Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter and complete contact information for at least three references to Dr. Samuel Young at Samuel-m-young@uiowa.edu
Please include Calyx of Held postdoc in the subject line.
The Young laboratory is affiliated with the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Iowa and located within the Pappajohn BioMedical Discovery Building. Dr. Young is a member of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute https://medicine.uiowa.edu/iowaneuroscience/, Pappajohn Biomedical Institute https://medicine.uiowa.edu/pbi/, and has a joint appointment within the Department of Otolaryngology and is part of the Center for Auditory Regeneration and Deafness https://medicine.uiowa.edu/center-auditory-regeneration-and-deafness. In addition, The University of Iowa provides an outstanding intellectual environment and access to a wide range of cutting edge technologies which gives individual multiple opportunities to take advantage of the diverse knowledge, techniques expertise of the local community and incorporate into their research project. Finally, Dr. Young is committed to the career development of trainees as previous postdoctoral fellows have successfully continued their careers in academia and industry.

Post-doctoral position in Inner Ear Gene Therapy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

There is an open joint post-doctoral position in the laboratories of Samuel Young, PhD and Marlan Hansen, MD at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.
https://young.lab.uiowa.edu/ https://medicine.uiowa.edu/oto/profile/marlan-hansen
The Young and Hansen laboratories are working in collaboration to develop novel viral vector mediated gene therapy approaches to treat sensorineural hearing loss.
Candidates must have a PhD in a related scientific discipline and at least one first author publication. A background in virology, mouse models, inner ear biology, and hearing is preferred. Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, and complete contact information for at least three references to Dr. Samuel Young at Samuel-m-young@uiowa.edu. Please include Inner Ear Gene Therapy in the subject line.
The Young and Hansen laboratories are in the Pappajohn BioMedical Discovery Building https://medicine.uiowa.edu/pbi/ and are part of the Center for Auditory Regeneration and Deafness. https://medicine.uiowa.edu/center-auditory-regeneration-and-deafness The University of Iowa provides an outstanding intellectual environment and access to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, giving trainees multiple opportunities to take advantage of diverse knowledge, techniques, and expertise of the local community to incorporate into their research projects.

Iowa City is a vibrant mid-sized city that perennially ranks in the top 10 as a “Best Place to Live” http://www.iowacityareadevelopment.com/live/rankings.aspx). It is the first UNESCO City of Literature in the U.S. and hosts a wide variety of cultural, artistic, and sporting events year-round.

Post-doctoral position in Neurological Surgery and Neuroscience, UC Davis, Davis, California

I am looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join my lab at UC Davis. The lab belongs to both the Neurological Surgery department and the Center for Neuroscience, integrating basic and translational research efforts within UC Davis’ vibrant, highly multidisciplinary and collaborative research community. Lab projects focus on the neurobiological basis of human decision-making behavior, using a combination of intracranial recordings in human patients (sEEG/ECoG/DBS), neuroeconomic tasks, lesion studies and computational modeling of behavior. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in in vivo electrophysiological recordings and/or decision neuroscience.

I would be grateful if you could disseminate this opportunity to prospective applicants within your institution. Applicants should send their CV, a brief statement of research interests as well as the names of two referees to isaez@ucdavis.edu. Informal inquiries about the position are welcome. The position is available immediately, and will be open until fulfilled.

Post-doctoral position in spatial modulation of action selection, Instituto Italiano Di Tecnologia, Roma

Added on: 16/05/2019 – Expires on: 21/06/2019: Application

The Neuroscience and Behaviour Research Line led by Prof. Giandomenico Iannetti is opening a Post-doctoral position for studying space-dependent action representations across species. This research will involve finding common principles in action selection, using space-dependent modulations such as those described in peripersonal space research as testbeds. Depending on the applicant’s experience, the work can involve working with humans in virtual reality, and there is also strong opportunity for working across non-human species through existing collaborations, as well as with computational modelling.

The laboratory uses psychophysical and neurophysiological approaches to conduct experiments that investigate fundamental questions about human perception and behaviour. For a full publication list see www.iit.it/people/giandomenico-iannettiwww.iannettilab.net and https://goo.gl/RcY1ER. The laboratory, based at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT, in Rome) as well as at University College London (UCL), is composed of an international team of researchers with complementary expertise in the field of peripersonal space research, computational modelling, and sensorimotor neurophysiology. In addition, there is the possibility of collaborating with other IIT research groups with a strong track record in computational neuroscience (e.g. Stefano Panzeri’s research line: www.iit.it/research/lines/neural-computation). The laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology to combine behavioural, physiological recordings and brain stimulation, in both controlled and ecological environments.

The candidate should have a strong publication record in either sensorimotor neuroscience (including in vivo models) or computational neuroscience or artificial intelligence. Strong analytical skills, coding abilities (e.g. Matlab, Python), and computational modelling experience are highly desirable. The ideal candidate should be independent, proactive, suited for collaborative work in a team with senior and junior collaborators, as well as interact with other groups in international networks.

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

For inquiries, please contact Giandomenico.Iannetti@iit.it

Please submit your application, including a detailed CV, name and contacts of 2 referees and 3 representative publications in PDF format to Giandomenico.Iannetti@iit.it and applications@iit.it quoting “Post-doctoral position in spatial modulation of action selection  CB 75216” in the subject line.

Applications deadline: June 21, 2019.

 

Post-doctoral position in Neuroscience and Behaviour in Ecological Environments, Instituto Italiano Di Tecnologia, Roma

Added on: 16/05/2019 – Expires on: 21/06/2019: Application 

The Neuroscience and Behaviour Research Line led by Prof. Giandomenico Iannetti is opening a Post-doctoral position for studying the detection of sudden and unexpected sensory events that drive immediate motor behaviour. The successful candidate will be developing experimental paradigms that allow the investigation of human behaviour in ecological environments, capitalising on the available technologies of full-body motion capture, virtual reality, and wireless neurophysiological monitoring.

The laboratory uses psychophysical and neurophysiological approaches to conduct experiments that investigate fundamental questions about human perception and behaviour. For a full publication list please see www.iit.it/people/giandomenico-iannettiwww.iannettilab.net and https://goo.gl/RcY1ER. The laboratory is based at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT, in Rome) as well as at University College London (UCL), and it is composed by a truly international team of researchers with complementary expertise in this field, from neurophysiology to cognitive science and computational modelling. In addition, there is the possibility of collaborating with other IIT research groups with a strong track record in computational neuroscience (e.g. Stefano Panzeri’s research line: www.iit.it/research/lines/neural-computation). Therefore, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an exciting scientific environment.

The candidate should have a strong publication record in systems neuroscience and a keen desire in developing experimental paradigms in ecological environments. Specific expertise in visual psychophysics or computational neuroscience are particularly welcome. Strong analytical skills and coding abilities are highly desirable. The ideal candidate should be very independent and proactive, and suited for collaborative work in a team with senior and junior collaborators, as well as interact with other groups in international networks.

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

For inquiries, please contact Giandomenico.Iannetti@iit.it

Please submit your application, including a detailed CV, name and contacts of 2 referees and 3 representative publications in PDF format to Giandomenico.Iannetti@iit.it and applications@iit.it quoting “Post-doctoral position in Neuroscience and Behaviour in Ecological Environments CB 75217” in the subject line.

Applications deadline: June 21, 2019.

05/17/2019

Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio

Description:

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.

Post-doctoral research fellows at Cincinnati Children’s are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our institution’s strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, support for international students and an emphasis on crafting high-quality grant proposals are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.

To Apply visit: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Postdoctoral Openings

Questions?
Please contact: Michael Bennett, PhD, Scientist Recruiter: research@cchmc.org

04/10/2019

Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Department of Dermatology, Indiana University

Description:
Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral appointee position in the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Dermatology.
Papillomaviruses are small DNA tumor viruses that cause benign epithelial warts. Some human papillomavirus (HPV) infections progress to malignancy. The laboratory studies how viral proteins function and modulate important cellular pathways. One project is the comprehensive investigation of the E2 protein, which mediates viral transcription and viral DNA replication. We also study the E6 protein, one of two viral oncogenes responsible for malignant transformation of keratinocytes and cervical cells. A third project is developing small molecule inhibitors of E6.
The individual will report directly to the principal investigator, Dr. Elliot Androphy, Kampen-Norrins Chair and Professor of Dermatology.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent and should be able to conduct research independently and possesses trouble-shooting/problem-solving, manuscript/grant writing skills. A demonstrated track record of productivity and the passion to pursue a career

For more information, please visit: Faculty Careers at IU

04/05/2019

Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant, Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Lab, Stanford University

Description:

Stanford University invites applications for the post of a Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory. This is an exciting opportunity to work on brain imaging studies of cognitive function and dysfunction, cognitive development and learning disabilities. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in the lab, including: acquisition and analysis of functional and structural brain imaging data, assembling and administering neuropsychological assessments, screening and recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, scheduling participants for testing, tracking progress of the study and behavioral data, verifying data and entering pertinent information into database for statistical analysis, conducting statistical analyses, and assisting with manuscript preparation. A minimum commitment of two years is required. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to: scsnl.stanford+researchassistant@gmail.com.

Qualifications

Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or related fields as well as one to two years of research experience. A strong academic record is essential. Past research experience in cognitive neuroscience is highly desirable. Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: brain imaging data acquisition, MRI data analysis, neuropsychological assessments, computer programming, MATLAB, signal processing, and statistical analysis. The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with children; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.

Explore our lab website for more information: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl.html. 

 

04/05/2019

Two postdoctoral Opportunities, McCall Laboratory, University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)

Description:

  • Post Doctoral fellowships to work on animal-based research into inhibitory subunit receptor specific inhibition in the visual responses of retinal ganglion cells. We plan to use optical, molecular (including AAV manipulation of protein expression), and electrophysiological tools to understand the roles of different glycine receptor subunits in the visually evoked responses of retinal ganglion cells.
  • The McCall Laboratory is part of the University of Louisville Vision Science Center, which is a research group of 7 individuals who study visual function throughout the CNS. We are a multidisciplinary group whose research includes both basic and applied topics, involving visual processing in normal and diseased retina as well as other central visual targets. The VSC members have ongoing collaborations across labs.
  • The McCall has several on-going collaborations both within and outside University of Louisville and publications from the lab appear in a variety of neuroscience and vision related journals.
  • Two post docs are sought to join an going project, that has just received 5 years of funding from the NEI. In the project we will continue to examine the role of glycinergic inhibition in shaping the visual responses of retinal ganglion cells, a long term focus of the McCall lab. We will manipulate the expression of glycine subunit using molecular techniques and viral vectors. Experience in electrophysiological techniques, specifically whole cell patch clamp is required, although experience in retinal neuroscience is NOT. The opportunity to learn molecular biological, biochemical and imaging approaches is available.

Requirements:

  • ONLY PhDs with experience in electrophysiological and/or single cell functional imaging will be considered.

Other important requirements:

  • Highly motivated, team players.
  • Solid publication record.
  • Experience with whole cell patch clamp recordings.
  • All levels of experience are welcome and salary is commensurate with experience (NIH postdoctoral salary scale).

Application instructions:

Please send your CV which includes the name and contact information of at least two references , to:

Mo.mccall@louisville.edu

 

03/27/2019

NIH funded Postdoctoral Position, Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York, (NY, NY)

Description: A NIH-funded postdoctoral position with full benefits is available in Dr. Orie Shafer’s new laboratory at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), in New York City (Manhattan). The position is fully funded for at least four years. Dr. Shafer is looking for a highly motivated and accomplished scientist interested in studying circadian timekeeping and light entrainment in the Drosophila brain. The Shafer lab is part of the new Neuroscience Initiative at the ASRC (http://www.asrc.cuny.edu/), a unique research institute designed to catalyze interdisciplinary science.
The Project: Research will involve 1.) live-imaging and/or electrophysiological analysis of clock neurons and their sensory inputs, 2.) genetic manipulation of neural networks supporting timekeeping and entrainment to environmental light cycles, 3.) behavioral analysis of clock controlled behavioral outputs under finely controlled environmental conditions, and 4.) collaboration with colleagues in Environmental Sciences, Structural Biology, and Photonics to develop interdisciplinary apporoaches to the understanding of circadian timekeeping and light entrainment
in the real world.
Desired qualifications: The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biology, or a related field. Experience with live-imaging, electrophysiology, or Drosophila neurobiology is desired. However, all candidates with a track record of scientific accomplishment and a strong interest in circadian biology and physiology are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Interested candidates should send an application packet consisting of a CV and a cover letter outlining current and future research interests, an expected start date, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Orie Shafer (Orie.Shafer@asrc.cuny.edu).

03/07/2019

Assistant Researcher, Psychology Department UCLA, (Los Angeles, CA)

Position Summary: The UCLA Behavioral Testing Core is seeking an Assistant Researcher for a 100% time position. Candidates are required to have a PhD in psychology or neuroscience and relevant Post-Doctoral Training. Employee must have expertise in carrying out behavioral assays in mice and rats, protocol design, data collection, control groups and statistical analysis. The Candidate will be responsible for training and supervising UCLA faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students as well as external researchers. In addition, employee should have the necessary academic knowledge to meet new people and assess their needs in designing experiments, cost assistance, writing protocols/papers and managing/supervising the assistant manager. Employee is primarily responsible for research performance and maintenance of the UCLA Behavioral Testing Core (BTC) by managing the budget, piloting experiments, working with vendors towards procurement of equipment for new and/or improved procedures. In addition, employee will supervise the Assistant Manager’s role in: collecting, scoring and organizing data to be delivered for clients; manage budget, maintain supplies, preparation of the laboratory for inspections; present services available at the core at various conventions and symposiums to increase awareness of BTC services; research new methodologies and develop protocols for additional behavioral tests as needed. The employee is also in charge of making critical decisions in regards to budget maintenance, animal health (mice/rats), experimental amendments and future plans under the guidance of the Core Directors. The employee must be able to bridge the gap between biomedical research and behavioral neuroscience in discussing projects with clients who may have little to no experience conducting behavioral experiments. There may be opportunities to apply for and develop grants to support an independent research program. Contact Dr Michael Fanselow, fanselow@ucla.edu, for additional questions about the position.

For more information and to apply visit: UCLA Recruit

03/06/2019

Postdoctoral Position University of Southern California(USC) Keck Medical School, (Los Angeles, CA)

Position Summary:

Postdoctoral position for a recently funded program project grant entitled, “Urban Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Disease: Risk, Heterogeneity and Mechanisms” from the National Institute on Aging,  The overarching goal of this program is to better define the individual risk, heterogeneity, and biological basis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) associated with exposure to ambient air pollution in aging populations. It aims to further resolve the role of traffic-related air pollutants (TRAP), a ubiquitous exposure in metropolitan areas where over 75% of older Americans reside. The person filling this position would focus on the challenges of high-dimensional mediation of TRAP effects on pathological brain aging by neurodegenerative changes as assessed by neuroimaging. The position would probably pay between $55k and $70k

Applicants with a doctoral degree, or near completion, in computational neuroscience, or other related scientific fields (e.g., computational neuroimaging, statistics/biostatistics, machine learning, data science, computational biology, systems biology, etc.) and interested in pursuing substantive research at the junction of environmental epidemiology and neurosciences of brain development and aging are all welcome to apply.  Applicants must have a strong quantitative background with training in statistics, prior experience analyzing high-dimensional multiscale data (e.g. including neuroimaging), longitudinal data, etc. A particular interest in methods for high-dimensional mediation is desirable.  U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is NOT required.

Please send a letter describing research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of one or two recent publications if applicable, and contact information for three individuals who are familiar with academic accomplishments to:

Joshua Millstein, Ph.D.

Departments of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC

2001 N. Soto Street, N202, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Email: joshua.millstein@usc.edu

03/06/2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, (Stanford University, CA)

Position Summary: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in cognitive development with a focus on mathematical cognition and learning. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on NIH-funded projects combining multimodal brain imaging (functional MRI, structural MRI, diffusion MRI) with cognitive modeling and advanced computational brain network analyses in one or more of the following areas: learning and memory, numerical cognition, longitudinal neurocognitive development, cognitive training, and brain plasticity. Populations of interest include typically developing children, children with learning disabilities, and children with autism. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at Stanford University. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, or related fields. Strong computational and programming skills and expertise in MRI data analysis are highly desirable.

Please email a CV, statement of research interests, relevant background, list of publications, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com.

02/22/2019

Open Rank Teaching and Research Faculty Position (Virginia Tech, VA)

Position Summary: Virginia Tech (VT) recently launched a bold and innovative Neuroscience Initiative by establishing a School of Neuroscience. With the objective to globally recruit outstanding students interested in obtaining a degree in Neuroscience, Virginia Tech is quickly becoming a destination university for the nation’s best students interested in Neuroscience. The School of Neuroscience offers a unique interdisciplinary curriculum spanning multiple disciplines and colleges. In addition to the traditional pre-health neuroscience courses on Cellular, Molecular, Developmental, Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience, a newly developed curriculum includes innovative courses such as Computational Neuroscience, Neuroinformatics, Neuroengineering, Neurorobotics, Neuromedicine, Neurogenetics, Neurolaw, Neuroethics and Neuroeconomics, among others. Following a “Hands-on, Minds-on” philosophy, Virginia Tech students engage in scholarly research and discovery activities as part of their training. Virginia Tech invites applications by interested faculty candidates to join the 15 primary faculty members who have joined the School of Neuroscience since 2015 (http://www.neuroscience.vt.edu). Prospective faculty members must show a sincere interest in teaching undergraduates and be prepared to develop innovative courses. Successful candidates will also establish a competitive research program that can attract extramural funding from a wide variety of funding agencies and are expected to show a desire to include undergraduates as an integral part of their research program. With over 6,000 graduate students, Virginia Tech also offers graduate programs in many Neuroscience-related disciplines including Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) and the Translational Biology, Medicine and Health (TBMH) program. Prospective faculty members can draw from an excellent pool of graduate students to support their research program in these and other programs at the university. The Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience is recruiting additional tenure-track faculty members in 2018-2019. Well-qualified, mid-career applicants are also encouraged to apply. Competitive salary, space, and start-up packages will be provided.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have earned a doctorate (Ph.D., M.D., MD/Ph.D., DVM) in a relevant discipline and at least post-doctoral experience at the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate a strong background in neuroscience-related research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and attendance of scientific conferences and prior funding through individual federal or foundation support; have a vision to establish an independent research program with a high likelihood to be competitive for extramural grant support; demonstrated experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary research; vision, creativity, and leadership skills; willingness to cross disciplinary boundaries and a true desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference given to candidates with research programs that relate to the immediate programmatic needs of the School and who can quickly establish undergraduate courses that support a rigorous and diverse Neuroscience curriculum. Existing grant support, while not essential, will be considered supportive.

How to Apply for this Job: Applications must be submitted online at: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu to posting TR0180095 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three references, a research program description, and a statement of teaching philosophy describing an integrated vision for neuroscience education. Review of applications will begin on 09/13/2018 and continue until the positions are filled. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to the Executive Director of the School of Neuroscience, Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D., College of Science, VT, Blacksburg VA at sontheimer@vt.edu. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Virginia Tech as an EO/AA university offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering; applications from members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

For the full posting visit: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/89547

 

01/10/2019

Bucher-Jackson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Sciences: Bryn Mawr College, Department of Psychology (Bryn Mawr {suburb of Philly}, Pennsylvania)

The Bryn Mawr College Department of Psychology seeks a Bucher-Jackson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sciences for the academic year 2019-2020, beginning on August 1, 2019.  The fellowship is renewable for a second year.  This is a combined teaching and research fellowship, with the expectation that the fellow will teach two courses each year. The Ph.D. degree is required by the start date.

This fellowship is in the area of Behavioral Neuroscience. The postdoc will be studying the neurobiological response to stress, and how this may lead to behavioral phenotypes relevant to mental health such as cognitive impairment, sleep deficits, and changes in appetite in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Grafe. The successful candidate should have experience with rodent behavior. Proficiency with stereotaxic surgery and immunohistochemistry is desirable, but not required. This position will also involve mentoring undergraduate students in the lab. The teaching responsibilities may include core neuroscience courses, laboratory courses, or upper level courses in the area of the postdoctoral fellow’s expertise.

To apply for this fellowship, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research proposal and statement of teaching philosophy by February 15, 2019 to the Bucher-Jackson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Sciences Search Committee via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/58703. In addition, you will need to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Search Committee.  Applications received by February 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.

Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women and has strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr has a student body of 1,300 undergraduates, as well as 350 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who share an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching and is committed to social justice and inclusion in the classroom and in the community at large. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

01/10/2019

Neuroscience Postdoctoral Research Opportunity: University of Washington-Laboratory of Ajay Dhaka (Seattle, Washington)

The Dhaka lab is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow interested in studying how painful/nociceptive sensory stimuli are encoded by primary neuron nociceptors and the second order spinal neurons that integrate nociceptive information. We use both zebrafish and mouse model systems to address these issues.

Experience in the following is desired but not required: basic molecular and cellular biology techniques, animal handling and behavioral analysis, in vivo and in vitro confocal imaging, and patch clamp electrophysiology.

Interested candidates should forward correspondence to dhaka@uw.edu

Laboratory of Ajay Dhaka
Department of Biological Structure and Neuroscience Program
University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195

01/3/2019

Neuroscience Postdoc: Innovative Techniques and Circadian Sleep Studies of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Johnson Lab at Vanderbilt University (Vanderbilt, TN)

Available starting Jan 1, 2019

66% Effort: Innovative Luminescence Assay for Neural Activity: My laboratory has developed innovative techniques using luminescence and/or BRET (Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer) to monitor gene expression or protein-protein interactions non-invasively. These luminescence techniques have significant advantages over fluorescence-based (and other) methodologies. We have extensively developed luminescence techniques for monitoring circadian gene expression patterns as well as assessing interactions among proteins in mammalian, plant, and bacterial cells. The current position is to further develop these state-of-the art techniques and apply them as non-invasive monitors of neural synaptic activity. See our recent publication in Nature Communications (PMCID: PMC5476805). Our reporters will be applied to answer fundamental neurobiological questions (including those relating to circadian rhythmicity) in conjunction with optogenetics.

33% Effort: Ube3a imprinting impairs circadian robustness in Angelman syndrome models: Ube3a expression constitutes a direct mechanistic connection between symptoms of a human neurological disorder and the central circadian clock mechanism. The lengthened circadian period leads to delayed phase, which could explain the short sleep duration and increased sleep onset latency of AS subjects. See our publication in Current Biology (PMCID: PMC4348236). These findings reveal potential treatments for sleep disorders in AS patients.

Experience with neurobiology and imaging, and standard molecular genetic techniques is desirable. There are excellent facilities and collaborations available within the Vanderbilt University system, including other laboratories that study circadian clocks & sleep (e.g., the labs of Doug McMahon, Terry Page, Jake Hughey, and Beth Malow) and/or that are developing advanced imaging techniques. Nashville is an exciting city with a low cost of living and many artistic opportunities (especially music) as well as close proximity to nature. For more information about my laboratory, see our website: http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/johnsonlab/. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Carl Johnson at: carl.h.johnson@vanderbilt.edu.

12/17/2018

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in RNA Biology and Neurobiology: Zheng Lab (UC Riverside, CA)

NIH-funded Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Zheng lab at the University of California Riverside. Current research projects investigate the emerging roles of alternative splicing and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in the brain. For details please visit http://zhenglab.ucr.edu.

The position offers an amazing opportunity to continue training in neuroscience and RNA biology with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology, imaging, stem cells, genome editing, genetics, biochemistry, ribogenomics, and informatics approaches. We welcome and strongly support scientists with diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated for career advancement. Salary is commensurate upon qualifications and higher than NIH NRSA stipends.

Strong background in RNA biology, developmental neurobiology, and mouse genetics is highly preferred. PhDs with expertise in one or more of the following, biochemistry, in utero electroporation, RNA binding proteins, single cell biology, stem cell biology, genome editing, ribogenomics, cytoskeleton, and DNA repair/recombination are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send CV, a description of research experience and interests, representative publications, and three references with contact information to sika.zheng@ucr.edu as a single PDF file. And arrange reference letters sent separately.

University of California Riverside is the fastest growing campus of UC with a vibrant research environment (including 9 current NAS members and 2 Nobel Laureates). Our lab is fully equipped with modern instruments for neurogenetics research and is currently housed in a state-of-the-art research building. The campus is also located in a prime position close to other universities, research institutes, and biotech industries present in Southern California.

Riverside is a wonderful place to live, providing ample cultural and entertainment opportunities in a safe and comfortable community with affordable housing and living expenses. Riverside is about an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain. The city offers all the cultural advantages of any U.S. city, together with the amazing all-year-round weather of sunny Southern California

12/17/2018

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Computational Modeling of Brain Networks: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences(Stanford, CA)

Currently Available: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in computational modeling of human brain imaging data using deep neural networks. The successful candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project that seeks to develop novel computational frameworks for robust identification of neurobiological signatures of psychiatric and neurological disorders combining deep learning and convolution networks and dynamic brain circuit analyses with task and resting-state fMRI. Clinical disorders currently under investigation include autism, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, learning disabilities, schizophrenia, and Parkinson’s disease. We seek talented and highly-motivated individuals with a strong background in at least one of these areas: deep learning algorithms and optimization (theory and practical implementations); computational modeling, statistical inference, and machine learning, especially as applied to fMRI and MRI data. The candidate will have access to multiple large datasets and state-of-the-art computational resources, including HPCs and GPGPUs. Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and have three letters of reference sent to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking to hire full time post-doctoral fellows for their Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory. This lab is headed by Dr. Vinod Menon who has broad multidisciplinary expertise that spans several scientific disciplines and has published extensively on various aspects of human cognition and brain function.

Explore our lab website for more information: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl.html

11/16/2018

Inhouse Consulting- Global Graduate Program US Based:

Finishing or recently completed grad school and ready to launch your industry career? The US hub of Inhouse Consulting at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is hiring team players with a global mindset to tackle science & technology business projects.

Inhouse Consulting is the internal management consulting department supporting the global businesses of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Our team of over 80 consultants and associates develops and implements local and global strategies for senior executives across all our business sectors: healthcare (EMD Serono), life science (MilliporeSigma) and performance materials (EMD Performance Materials). Our US offices are in the Greater Boston Area (Burlington and Rockland), while our Global Headquarters are located in Darmstadt, Germany. Our offices in Singapore and Shanghai serve clients in Asia Pacific.

Your Role:

Ideal candidates for the Global Graduate Program are early in their careers, enjoy working on teams, and have a global mindset. During the 24-month program, associates will experience a mix of strategic management consulting projects as well as functional rotations in the pharmaceutical, life science and performance materials industries. During the program, you will work out of our headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany for up to four months.  You may have other opportunities to be based across the US or internationally, depending on projects.

Associates will also participate in targeted professional trainings and our internal coaching program to continuously improve their technical expertise and business acumen.

Following successful completion of the Global Graduate Program, associates will move on to challenging and exciting positions across the company.

Who you are: 

  • Master’s degree or PhD in business, science and/or engineering
  • Must have demonstrated interest in business through coursework, professional experience, or internships
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated mindset
  • Outstanding communication and team-working skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English (additional language(s) a plus)
  • Mastery of MS Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility and willingness to live and work from our headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany for up to 4 months
  • Applicants should be prepared for behavioral and consulting case interviews

Target Start Date: May/June 2019

Apply here: https://lnkd.in/eqcbiMT

Find out more on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6448882746390568960/

11/7/2018

Full-time Non-Tenure Track Senior Neuroscience Lecturer- College of Arts and Sciences: Natural Sciences: Interdisciplinary Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Open Date
Oct 29, 2018
Description
The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program for Undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a senior lecturer to teach undergraduate classes in neuroscience. This position is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment for an initial three-year contract with the possibility of subsequent renewal, conditional upon performance. Candidates must have earned a doctorate in a field of relevance, such as neuroscience, biological science, pharmacology or psychology. Successful candidates must have experience teaching in a higher education setting and must be able to provide evidence of excellence in teaching. We are particularly interested in individuals who can teach topics related to cellular and molecular neuroscience.
Additional information about the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program is available at https://as.vanderbilt.edu/neuroscience/. Please contact search committee chair, David Zald, Ph.D. (david.zald@vanderbilt.edu) for questions.
Qualifications
The Neuroscience program provides a premed curriculum with an emphasis on understanding the brain at multiple levels of analysis and is committed to engaging all students in immersive research experiences. The program involves faculty from multiple departments, including Biological Sciences and Psychology, as well as departments within the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. As such, successful candidates will need to be able to work collaboratively in a diverse academic environment. In addition to teaching responsibilities, senior lecturers are expected to participate in advising of Neuroscience majors and minors and may be asked to help coordinate immersive research experiences.
Application instructions are available at

11/7/2018

Assistant Professor Position (Neurobiology) – Biology Department at Adelphi University (Garden City, N.Y.) (Long Island)

JOB SUMMARY: Adelphi University invites applications for a tenure-track position in neurobiology to begin fall 2019. The successful applicant will join an active, engaged, and collegial department spanning all areas of biology as well as an exciting new interdisciplinary neuroscience program with the Derner School of Psychology. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the university as well as in the NY metropolitan area. For more information about the department, visit http://biology.adelphi.edu/.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Teaching undergraduate and graduate neurobiology, human anatomy & physiology and additional specialty courses for upper-level undergraduates and master’s students in the area of expertise.
  2. Candidates who use computational methods are encouraged to apply.
  3. Commitment to teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds and excellent potential as a teacher.
  4. Plus a record of significant research accomplishment and the potential to develop a fundable independent research program involving undergraduate and master’s students.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Ph.D in Biology or a closely related field is required.
  2. Postdoctoral experience is highly preferred.

APPLICATION:

  1. Applicants must upload their application online and submit the following (merged into one document): cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, statement of research background and interests, and the names and contact information for 3 references.
  2. Deadline for applications: November 19, 2018.

DIVERSITY: Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, under-represented groups, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans.

10/12/2018

PostDoctoral Fellow Position (Behavioral neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms) – Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, Oregon)

The Butler Lab in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study
sex differences in the circadian clock with a focus on the mechanistic role of the
androgen receptor. This position is supported by an NIH grant funded through 2023.
The work will involve electrophysiology of identified neurons in the suprachiasmatic
nucleus (SCN), imaging of clock genes in organotypic slice cultures, and
pharmacogenetic manipulations of behavior.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology or neuroscience. Experience with
electrophysiology, tissue culture, or animal behavior will be an advantage but not a
requirement. The successful applicant will work closely with Matthew Butler (PI) and
Chuck Allen (Co-I) and will join a community at OHSU with strengths in circadian
and sleep biology in animal models and humans.

Research fellows are strongly supported in their professional development by a
mentoring team that provides guidance on career trajectory. Duties include animal
and bench experiments, data analysis, and writing and presenting the results.
Salary and rank are commensurate with education, skills, and experience.

For more information and to apply online visit www.ohsujobs.com, reference
IRC69708, or email Matthew Butler: butlema@ohsu.edu.
Please upload a letter of introduction, CV, and a list of 3 professional
references. For, more information, please see:
https://tinyurl.com/Matt-Butler-OHSU

10/12/2018

PostDoctoral Research Positions – Rutgers 

Post-doctoral openings are available in Dr. Victoria Abraira’s lab in the W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University. Dr. Abraira’s research combines the power of mouse molecular genetics, animal behavior, electrophysiology, and high-resolution imaging to map and test the functions of specific neuronal circuits. Our goal is to carefully dissect the somatosensory system, in particular the sense of touch, to understand its contributions to health and disease

We are seeking self-motivated individuals with a strong commitment to neuroscience research. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in neurobiology, cell/molecular biology, or related field with one or more first author publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Researchers with experience in electrophysiology/patch clamp recordings and/or mouse behavior are especially encouraged to apply. This position requires experience and willingness to work with mice. Salary will be negotiable, highly competitive, and commensurate with experience.

Our lab is both physically and thematically embedded within the Spinal Cord Injury Project at the Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience. The center includes four full time staff – two lab managers, an animal care/histology technician, and an imaging specialist – well trained in spinal cord neurobiology/spinal cord injury models to help carry out your project. In addition, Rutgers presents a vibrant research community, with $700 million in annual research and development expenditures. Successful candidates will benefit from an interactive and supportive neuroscience community that spans five Rutgers campuses, two local hospitals, and two medical schools; with abundant seminars, symposia and collaborations offering exposure to new ideas, cutting-edge techniques and career development. Rutgers is also a diverse campus with direct access to New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington DC – all rich in career opportunities spanning academia, industry, and education. If interested, please formally apply through our website (abrairalab.org/openings) If you have any questions, please email Dr. Victoria Abraira (victoria.abraira@rutgers.edu).

10/09/2018

PostDoctoral Research Position- Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland)

The David Linden lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a curious and self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate how the brain learns to anticipate neural activity and direct local bloodflow in advance of such activity.  These experiments involve extracellular recording and 2-photon imaging of the neurovasculature at subcellular resolution in the alert mouse.  Candidates should have some form of in vivo imaging or recording experience in animal models and should be comfortable with image analysis and coding.  Please send a cover letter and CV that lists at least 2 references to dlinden@jhmi.edu

10/01/2018

Assistant Professor in NueroBiology Position- University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)

We seek a candidate to develop an internationally recognized research program focused on neurobiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are eager to attract candidates who study neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, or circuitry levels. Candidates with expertise in state-of-the-art approaches are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from candidates using a range of experimental models, including non-mammalian, invertebrate or cell culture systems. Our goal is to hire an outstanding individual with broad research interests, promise for intellectual growth, and an ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community. Candidates who can contribute to our goal to increase diversity are encouraged to identify their strengths and experience in this area. The successful candidate will join a world-class academic institution that encourages, values, and supports interdisciplinary basic and clinical research, and attracts scholars and students from around the world.

The position is based in the Department of Integrative Biology, which has 19 regular faculty members and 56 graduate students, drawn from multiple interdepartmental graduate programs on campus. The department brings together faculty and research programs that span a wide range of interests, including behavioral neuroscience, developmental and cellular neuroscience, cell biology, developmental biology, animal behavior, ecology and evolution. It offers a stimulating research environment as well as opportunities for collaborative research in other departments. Located at the nexus of four beautiful lakes, Madison, the state capital, consistently ranks among the top American cities for its quality of life.

Duties: Successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the Department of Integrative Biology. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required, as is mentoring the research of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research in areas of specialization leading to scholarly publications at the national and international levels. Candidate will be required to perform university and professional service as appropriate.

Please visit: University of Wisconsin to apply

10/01/2018

two (2) Postdoc Positions- Australian National University, Neurophysiology lab (Canberra, Australia)

Cellular neurophysiology of the olfactory cortex

Two postdoctoral positions are available at the Australian National University to conduct fundamental research on how olfactory information is processed by the primary olfactory (piriform) cortex.  Projects include the use of an endoscope to image olfactory plasticity in behaving mice, and using in vivo patch clamping and 2-photon microscopy to study dendritic electrogenesis.

You will join the dynamic, collaborative research environment provided by the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, which is part of the John Curtin School of Medical Research, one of the world’s top medical research institutes.

You must have a PhD in neuroscience, a strong record of research achievement, and demonstrated experience in the key techniques of cellular neurophysiology.  Both positions are for up to 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.  The salary is A$71,509 – A$90,215 p.a. plus 17% superannuation and 4 weeks of paid annual leave.

For further information, please contact Prof John Bekkers <John.Bekkers@anu.edu.au>.

To apply, go to <http://jobs.anu.edu.au> and search for “526258” or “olfaction”.  Application deadline: October 1st, 2018 [If the imminent deadline is a problem, please let people know that they can write to John Bekkers direct for special consideration.]

09/18/2018

Scientist I– Neuroanatomy and Data Analysis (The Allen Institute; Seattle)

Our mission at the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Our research goals include generating and analyzing large-scale anatomical imaging data from Alzheimer’s disease mouse models. We are seeking a Scientist to join the Neuroanatomy team and to help with image processing and data analysis related to our whole-brain projection mapping projects.

As a member of this team, the Scientist will perform computational analyses aimed at understanding the organization of whole brain connectivity patterns and pathology in aging and diseased brains. She/he should have experience working with voxel-based image data, solid programming skills, and a strong background in mathematics and statistics. The Scientist will also be responsible for generating data visualizations, establishing signal detection metrics for primary data, generating computational models, performing statistical analysis on large datasets, and assisting with analysis and visualization of single cell RNA sequencing data.

For more information on this position, please visit: Scientist-Neuroanatomy and Data Analysis

 

Postdoc Fellow- University of Maryland (Maryland)

PhD students who are 12-18 months from graduating

Start date: September 1, 2019 or later; open until filled

Position Summary:  We are looking for one or more postdoctoral fellows to study the organization and activation of neural circuits supporting perceptual learning in Mongolian gerbils. Successful applicants will use a variety of techniques, such as wireless multichannel electrophysiology, targeted pharmacological brain infusions and optogenetics to measure and manipulate neural activity in awake, freely-moving animals engaged in behavioral auditory detection tasks. Candidates will be highly involved in all aspects of the research, from design to publication, and will additionally have the opportunity to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

For more information visit: The Caras Lab 

08/06/2018

Assistant Professor Position in Psychology (Specializing in Neuroscience)– Whitman College, WA

There is a currently a tenure track assistant professor position specializing in Neuroscience available for the upcoming year. Applications are due by September 27, 2018 and a PhD is required. For more information, please see the original post here: Assistant Professor Position

 

Science Officer Positions– Ripple Effect (Maryland)

Ripple Effect Communications, Inc is a women-owned small business that does biomedical contracting for the federal government, and hires scientists who are interested in alternative careers. Ripple Effect currently has two openings for scientists with a neuroscience background.

Ripple Effect is looking to hire Science Officers to provide grants management support to CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs). We are looking for applicants with backgrounds in biomedical research, particularly in neuroscience research. We are also looking for “generalists” who can work in any biomedical field. Positions are based on-site at CDMRP in Frederick, MD. A more detailed job posting is available here: Science Officer Position

All available positions are on the the Ripple Effect website: https://ripple-effect-communications-inc.workable.com/.

08/03/2018

 Post-Doc Position (research associate)- University College London (UCL) 

The project will record place cells in dorsal CA1 and cells in prelimbic/infralimbic cortex while rats perform navigation tasks in hierarchical environments. As part of the project, in parallel, a post-doc in Chris Summerfield’s Lab in Oxford will use a VR version of the rat task to test humans during fMRI. In addition, the data from rats and humans will be integrated with
modelling done by a post-doc in Giovanni Pezzulo’s lab in Rome.

Key Requirements 
Applicants must hold a PhD, or have submitted their thesis in Neuroscience/Psychology and have experience of neural recording in animals. The ability to work as part of a research team is essential, as is the ability to problem-solve in a technical setting. Computer skills include Matlab programming are desirable. Particular importance will be given to one or more of the following: experience with animal behavior, high level analytic skills, experience with multi-electrode recording or experience with computational modeling of navigation behavior.

Further Details

Applicants will be interviewed in September and the start date is in October. For more information please see: Research associate- Reference #1740251

 

07/25/2018

 

Technician  Position – University of Washington (Lattemann’s Lab)

There will be a technician position available in Dianne Lattemann’s lab at the VAPSHCS starting approximately October 1st.
Full time or part time and is negotiable ad will be discussed.
Skill Requirements: Basic rat handling and measurement skills. Brain surgery/cannulation skills desirable but training can be provided. Some tissue- and blood-sample processing skills or experience required.
Position will also require contributions to lbasic ab logistical activities (e.g., placing orders, regulatory compliances).

Reply to: Doamme Lattemann, latte@uw.edu

 

07/13/2018

Postdoctoral Position – University of Pittsburgh

A postdoctoral position is open for highly motivated candidates in the laboratory of Dr. Bokai Zhu at the Aging Institute of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The Zhu lab recently discovered a cell-autonomous mammalian 12h-clock that runs independently from the circadian clock to regulate 12h oscillations of gene expression and metabolism (Zhu et al., Cell Metabolism, 2017, Zhu et al., JES, 2018). The Zhu lab is currently investigating the regulation as well as the physiological/pathological functions of the 12h-clock, with an emphasis on its roles in maintaining hepatic metabolic homeostasis and preventing aging-associated diseases. A combination of state-of-the-art computational, biochemical, genetic, cellular, imaging and genomic approaches is currently utilized in the lab. For a detailed description of the research performed in Zhu lab, please visit http://www.bzhulab.com.

The search is primarily targeted towards scientists who recently finished their PhD. Start date is after Sep 1st, 2018 and flexible. Researchers with a passion in systemic and quantitative chronobiology, transcriptional regulation of metabolism, and ER and mitochondria biology, regardless of their training background, are welcome to apply. Expertise in any of the following areas is highly valued though not required:

* In vivo mouse circadian and hepatic metabolism techniques

* Molecular biology, biochemistry and the field of regulation of gene expression

* Bioinformatics expertise in the analysis of NGS datasets such as RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq and GRO-Seq

* Imaging-based cell biology techniques

Pitt med is a national leader in biomedical research. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is currently ranked 14th in the category of research by U.S. News and is separately ranked 17th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities list of best medical schools in the world. The medical school’s NIH funding level also ranks fifth in the nation.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing your past training, research interests and career goals, a detailed CV and contact information of three referees to Dr. Bokai Zhu at BZHU@pitt.edu.

 

06/29/2018

DHHS Research Fellow – Computational Biology Core

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a Research Fellow (RF) for the newly created Computational Biology Core, located in the Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics (LGG), NIA, NIH, Baltimore, MD.  The RF will work with the Computational Biology Core Head and NIA/IRP Principal Investigators to convert information to knowledge in projects utilizing ‘omics’ approaches, and in training NIA staff in computational approaches through classroom instruction.  The incumbent will analyze and integrate genomics and proteomics data as well as other ‘omics’ data.  Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative style are required.

Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. (or M.D., Ph.D.) or equivalent degree in the Biomedical Sciences/Bio-Statistics/Computer Science/Engineering, and have broad experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, aging, and age-related diseases documented by publications.  Experience in teaching, managing large datasets and computational tasks, and working in a Linux environment are essential.  Expertise in data analysis using a wide array of modern, open-source bioinformatics tools and scripting languages (e.g., Bash, Perl, Python and, R/Bioconductor) and strong statistical knowledge are required.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in multiple sequencing platforms as well as methods such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, CLIP-seq, nucleosome-seq, whole-genome sequencing, single-cell sequencing, and bisulfite sequencing.  The ability to perform cross-platform data integration is required, and knowledge of the above-mentioned methods is highly desirable, in order to assist Principal Investigators throughout the NIA with designing, troubleshooting, and identifying strengths and drawbacks of platforms and methods.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict-of-interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.  Additional information about LGG is available at the following website:https://www.irp.nia.nih.gov/branches/lgg/lgg.htm.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Jamie Hertzfelt, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director, Vacancy #NIA-IRP-18-03, National Institute on Aging, NIH Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 100, Room 04C232, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 or email niairpjobs@mail.nih.gov.  The first review of applications will begin on or about August 20, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

06/15/2018

Postdoc opportunity, with a target start date of Fall 2018 (flexible).
Kenway Louie, MD PhD                  
Center for Neural Science
New York University
http://www.cns.nyu.edu/~klouie/
We’re currently hiring a postdoctoral research fellow interested in studying the computational and neurophysiological basis of decision making in monkeys. This postdoc will be part of an NIH-funded project looking at canonical neural computations in value coding and their relationship to optimal choice behavior, with a particular focus on the relationship between statistical regularities in the environment and adaptive neural responses. The work will be supervised by myself and Paul Glimcher, and be conducted at the Center for Neural Science at New York University.
If you know of anyone who would be a good candidate, please let them know about this opportunity. We’re primarily looking for anyone with a good foundation in systems neuroscience and an interest in neural coding and decision making, though electrophysiology experience (of any sort) would be a plus. Interested candidates can either email me directly <klouie@cns.nyu.edu> or visit the application site at https://apply.interfolio.com/50154

05/08/2018

Postdoctoral Research Position Available

William A. Catterall

Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience Program

University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7280 USA

Sodium Channels and Dravet Syndrome, an Intractable Childhood Epilepsy

Genetically dominant loss-of-function mutations in the type-1 brain sodium channel NaV1.1 cause Dravet Syndrome, which includes intractable epilepsy, ataxia, sleep and circadian disorders, severe cognitive deficit, autistic-like behaviors, and frequent premature death. We developed a mouse model of Dravet Syndrome that recapitulates all of its features. We found that NaV1.1 channels are particularly important for electrical excitability of GABAergic interneurons and that all of the manifestations of this disease are caused by failure of firing of GABAergic interneurons and disinhibition of neural circuits.

Our current research is aimed at understanding the defects in neural circuits that lead to the different manifestations of Dravet Syndrome and at developing novel, science-based therapies. We are using the Cre-Lox method to mutate NaV1.1 in specific cell types and in specific anatomical regions. We record the functional effects of these gene deletions on neurons and neural circuits in brain slices using patch clamp and in whole animals using tetrodes. We are using optogenetics and gene editing to rescue the impaired firing of specific disease-relevant classes GABAergic neurons. We are testing novel pharmacological approaches that are based on our emerging understanding of the detailed pathophysiology of this disease.  We hope that our research will lead to new understanding and practical therapies for this devastating disease.

See Rubinsteiin, Brain 2015; Kaplan, PNAS 2017; Catterall, Current Opinion in Physiology 2018

Position Requirements

Basic molecular and cellular biology, whole-cell voltage clamp physiology, and brain slice recording are required.

Experience with in vivo recording and behavioral studies in rodents is valuable.

We seek enthusiastic well-trained neuroscientists who are excited about the opportunity to analyze a devastating neuropsychiatric disease at cellular, circuit, and systems levels and develop novel therapeutic approaches.

Please respond to wcatt@uw.edu

05/08/2018

Postdoctoral Research Position Available

William A. Catterall

Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience Program

University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7280 USA

Calcium Channel Regulation, Presynaptic Plasticity, and Spatial Learning and Memory

Presynaptic CaV2.1 channels initiate neurotransmission at synapses in the brain. They are regulated by binding of calmodulin to a bipartite regulatory site in the proximal C-terminal domain. During trains of stimuli, initial calcium binding to high-affinity EF hands 3 and 4 causes facilitation of the calcium current and subsequent calcium binding to low-affinity EF hands 1 and 2 causes inactivation. In cultured sympathetic neurons, transfected CaV2.1 channels induce short-term presynaptic plasticity that is blocked by the IM-AA mutation in their calmodulin regulatory site. We have developed an IM-AA mutant mouse line, in which presynaptic plasticity is impaired at hippocampal synapses. The deficit in presynaptic plasticity leads to altered excitation/inhibition ratio in hippocampal circuits, weakened long-term potentiation of synaptic transmission, and dramatically impaired spatial learning and memory.

Our current experiments are aimed at understanding how the IM-AA mutation impairs spatial learning and memory at the cellular, circuit, and systems levels. We will use molecular and cellular biology, whole-cell voltage clamp, and synaptic physiology to probe the underlying mechanisms for the effects of the IM-AA mutation on short-term synaptic plasticity and long-term potentiation at synapses in the hippocampus. We will study the input-output relationships of neural circuits in the hippocampal slice. We will use tetrodes and optical probes to record circuit functions of the hippocampus in vivo in awake, behaving mice, including studies of hippocampal sharp waves and sharp-wave ripples. Based on these results, we will develop realistic neural models for the changes in cellular and circuit function that impair spatial learning and memory in IM-AA mice.

See Nanou et al, PNAS 2016; J Neurosci 2018; Neuron 2018

Position Requirements

Basic molecular and cellular biology, whole-cell voltage clamp physiology, and brain slice recording are required.

Experience with in vivo electrophysiology and behavior in rodents is valuable.

We seek enthusiastic well-trained neuroscientists who are excited about the opportunity to study the mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory from calcium channel structure and function to neural circuits and behavior.

Please respond to wcatt@uw.edu

05/04/2018

Scientist and/or Sr. Research Associate Position – Kineta, Inc.

The open scientific position(s) will support the preclinical development of conopeptide-based therapeutics for treating neuropathic pain. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, execution and interpretation of in vitro and in vivo experiments related to the characterization of lead compounds using electrophysiology and pharmacodynamic animal models. Hands on experience with technical methods utilized in nociception studies is required including familiarity with drug- and/or nerve injury-induced neuropathic pain, and behavioral testing including von Frey, Randal-Selitto, Hargreaves and cold plate tests. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in evaluating drug mechanism of action using in vitro and ex vivo assays.

Essential experience and skills —

Experience including whole blood and cell subtype isolation, cell culture and cell-line generation, immunohistochemistry, Luminex, FACS and ELISA, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology are a plus. Good communication skills and ability to collaborate across multidisciplinary scientific discovery settings. The candidate will be required to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team setting to ensure timely completion of studies and is expected to present experimental findings at internal meetings and through written reports. Good communication skills and ability to collaborate across multidisciplinary scientific discovery settings. A successful candidate will possess proven skills to adapt and quickly learn new techniques in a dynamic drug discovery environment. This person will be a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational skills. Independent thinking and excellent communications skills are desired.

Desired qualifications – 

  • Bachelors within >6 years of neuroscience working experience.
  • Master’s degree with >3 years of relevant neuroscience experience.
  • A Ph.D. with experience in the field of neuroscience required.
  • Strong experience in neuroscience and behavioral models
  • Ability to work in the vivarium.
  • Computer proficient (Windows), possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Show attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced research environment

Contact Kineta, Inc for more details – www.kinetabio.com

04/20/2018

Postdoctoral Position – Computational Modeling of Brain Networks

Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking to hire a full time post-doctoral fellow for their Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory. This lab is headed by Dr. Vinod Menon who has broad multidisciplinary expertise that spans several scientific disciplines and has published extensively on various aspects of human cognition and brain function.
 
Explore our lab website for more information: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl.html.
Currently Available: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoralfellowship in computational modeling of human brain imaging data using deep neural networks. The successful candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project that seeks to develop novel computational frameworks for robust identification of neurobiological signatures of psychiatric and neurological disorders combining deep learning and convolution networks and dynamic brain circuit analyses with task and resting-state fMRI. Clinical disorders currently under investigation include autism, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, learning disabilities, schizophrenia, and Parkinson’s disease. We seek talented and highly-motivated individuals with a strong background in at least one of these areas: deep learning algorithms and optimization (theory and practical implementations); computational modeling, statistical inference, and machine learning, especially as applied to fMRI and MRI data. The candidate will have access to multiple large datasets and state-of-the-art computational resources, including HPCs and GPGPUs. Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and have three letters of reference sent to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com