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Electrophysiology of Neural Progenitor Cell Development and Cell Repair After Injury

Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR) of Children’s National Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vittorio Gallo at the Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR) of Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C. The CNR is a very collegial and highly interactive environment. The Gallo lab studies neural progenitor cell development and cell repair after injury. For this project, we are seeking to define the electrophysiological properties of different neural progenitor subtypes during development and during cell repair after injury. Methods to be used include patch-clamp electrophysiology, histology and immunohistochemistry in brain slices and in cultured cells. This is a 4-year fully funded project with the possibility of 2 additional years.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: On or after May 1st, 2021.


The qualified candidate should have received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience/Pharmacology or a related field in the basic sciences in order to apply or be currently pursuing a degree and will reach completion by the appointment start date. A background in patch-clamp electrophysiology, with experience in confocal or multiphoton imaging is desired. 

Preferred Skills:
  • Experience in electrophysiology (whole-cell patch-clamp and electrical stimulation/recording)
  • Experience in pharmacological manipulation
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and methods 

To Apply:

Email a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to
Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D.
Center for Neuroscience Research
Suite M7777
Children's National Hospital
111 Michigan Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010
Phone: 202-476-5922
Fax: 202-476-4988