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Neuroscientist - Neurocircuitry & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism , Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

We are seeking talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellows to join our team at the Section of Neural Circuits. The mission of the Section of Neural Circuits is to understand how genetic and environmental insults alter the input to, computation in, and output of biological circuits to cause neurodevelopmental disorders like autism, epilepsy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. With this fundamental understanding of circuits, we aim to develop novel molecular and biochemical approaches to repair or optimize network output at nodes within neural networks that are prone to dysregulation.
 
This is an NIH funded position for up to 5 years. Research will include functional analysis of ex vivo and in vivo neural network activity in autism mouse models and cultures constructed from human-ES derived neurons.

 

Qualifications:

Applicants with more than 3 years of experience (in two or more) of the following areas: brain slice electrophysiology, confocal microscopy, mouse behavioral analysis, cell culture techniques and multielectrode arrays, are preferred.
 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit an application composed of:
 
  1. Cover letter detailing previous research achievements and interests,
  2. CV
  3. The names and contact information (e-mail and phone) of three references familiar with their work and qualifications. Please submit the application to michelle.antoine@nih.gov.
 
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