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Hippocampal Plasticity and Function

National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Heather Cameron (Section on Neuroplasticity, NIMH) to investigate the regulation and function of adult neurogenesis and other structural plasticity in the rodent hippocampus. Our lab is located in the highly interactive Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Building 35/35A) on the main NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD.
 
Granule neurons in the hippocampus are generated throughout life in all mammals, in a process regulated by experience. Our laboratory combines pharmacogenetics, histology, and rat and mouse behavioral testing to understand how these new neurons contribute to hippocampal function, particularly in areas related to stress, effort, and avoidance behavior. Additional information can be found at: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/research/research-conducted-at-nimh/principal-investigators/heather-cameron
 

Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD or the equivalent) in neuroscience or a related field by the start of the fellowship and should have less than 4 years of postdoctoral experience. Those with expertise in hippocampal function and rodent behavior are especially encouraged to apply. Positions at the NIH are subject to a background investigation.

To Apply:

Please email a CV, a cover letter summarizing current and future research interests, and contact information for three references to: heathercameron@mail.nih.gov.

Posted Until Deadline: September 9, 2022

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