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Cellular Basis of Motor Behavior

Spinal Circuits and Plasticity Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Spinal Circuits and Plasticity Unit at the National Institutes of Health, led by Dr. Ariel Levine, has a postdoctoral position available to investigate how mammalian spinal cord cell types contribute to motor control and motor learning.

The Levine lab seeks to uncover the molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms of motor behavior and motor learningwithin the spinal cord. To this end, they use a wide array of techniques including single cell sequencing, cell-type specific genetic manipulations, circuit tracing, behavior analysis, and spinal cord injury models.The lab is in 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

To Apply:

Please email Dr. Ariel Levine, MD, PhD at

  1. A CV including publications;
  2. A letter summarizing research accomplishments and interests;
  3. The contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2019.

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.