POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Updated: 12 days ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

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Occ Summary

Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full time academic or research career.


Work Performed

DEFINITION: The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g.ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.

We are looking for creative, highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to join our group. 

The laboratory offers a rich training environment to expand one’s knowledge of basal ganglia disease mechanisms, diverse technical methodologies, and issues surrounding targeted therapeutic development. Current project teams employ synaptic physiology, in vivo chemicogenetic circuit manipulations, behavioral phenotyping, 2PLSM calcium imaging of direct and indirect pathway activity in the striatum, and genome-wide RNAi and small molecule high-throughput screening to discovery novel therapies for Dyt1 dystonia.

The ideal candidate should have a strong desire and capability to lead an inquiry of their design that complements our areas of interest. Current interests are 

  • The role of metabotropic glutamate receptor signaling in shaping synaptic activity, local striatal microcircuitry, and striatal-dependent behaviors and
  • Synaptic and circuit mechanisms for dystonia and Tourette’s syndrome. We are specifically looking for someone with a strong foundation in the principles of electrophysiology and excellent technical skills
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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    Minimum Qualifications

    Education

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    Experience

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