Postdoctoral Fellow- Smith Lab
Children’s National Hospital; Children’s National Research Institute; Center for Neuroscience Research in Washington, DC.
The Smith Lab at Children’s National Research Institute in the Center for Neuroscience Research is inviting applications from a highly motivated candidate for a postdoctoral position investigating the interactions between microglia, astrocytes, and neurons. We employ state-of-the-art multidisciplinary techniques such as electrophysiological recordings (whole patch-clamp, electrical stimulation, and data analysis), two-photon Ca2+imaging in mouse acute brain slices, in vivo preparations, and viral transduction to elucidate these interactions. Specifically, we seek an enthusiastic and independent postdoctoral fellow to examine the critical role of Ca2+-mediated resting microglia process migration and subsequent release of microglia soluble factors that could modulate synaptic activity via astrocytic ATP.
The qualified candidate should have received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience/Pharmacology or a related field in the basic sciences to apply or be currently pursuing a degree and reach completion by the appointment start date.
· Experience in electrophysiology (Whole-Cell Patch-Clamp and electrical stimulation/recording)
· Experience in pharmacology manipulation
· Some experience in 2-Photon Ca2+ imaging
· Viral injections
· Willingness to learn new techniques and methods
Interested candidates should email their application to firstname.lastname@example.org as a single pdf file with the subject: Postdoc Application. The application file should include (1) Curriculum Vitae (CV) with publication list, (2) a brief description of research interests, and (3) contact information for three references.
This is a 3-year fully funded project that offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: on or after June 1, 2021
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