The laboratory of Ethan M. Goldberg is looking for a postdoctoral fellow who is interested in studying mechanisms of epilepsy in novel experimental models of severe childhood-onset genetic epilepsies. The position would involve studies that span a range of levels of analysis, from ion channels expressed in heterologous systems, to neurons and organoids derived from human embryonic stem cells, expression profiling, and/or studies in acute brain slices prepared from mice and imaging and electrophysiology in awake, behaving experimental animals. The laboratory uses ion channel, cellular, and synaptic neurophysiology; EEG; single-cell transcriptomics; opto- and chemicogenetics, and two-photon calcium imaging, in vitro and in vivo.
The postdoctoral fellow will, under the direction/guidance of the mentor (principal investigator), assume responsibility for a specific research project(s). The postdoc experience will serve to extend, refine and enhance skills necessary for professional and career development, and will enable the individual to broaden his/her scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. It is expected that this individual will conduct independent scholarly research, and will contribute directly to the overall research goals of the project and the research group. Postdocs will be expected to participate in project planning, acquisition and interpretation/evaluation of data, and communication of results. Postdocs will also be expected to acquire technical, lab management, and manuscript/grant writing skills; and participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentations at national meetings. Postdoctoral fellows also may be required to supervise junior lab members or rotating graduate students, develop new methods and protocols for research, and assist with the development of other research projects in the lab.
Desired Skills and Experience
Recent graduate with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or applied field (electrical or biomedical engineering, computer science). Prior experience with electrophysiology, imaging, transcriptomics, and/or computational neuroscience, is preferred.
About the Employer
Dr. Goldberg is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience at The University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and opened his lab in July 2015.
Recent publications from the lab include:
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an elite children’s hospital with a long and distinguished tradition of research that has spanned nearly a century. The research breakthroughs at Children’s Hospital have improved the lives of countless children. The Hospital’s research enterprise is organized under the CHOP Research Institute, which is part of the larger University of Pennsylvania neuroscience community with over 200 neuroscience faculty.
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