A post-doctoral position is available in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine to join a collaborative research team investigating the role of experience and sleep in cortical synaptic plasticity and neurodevelopment. The goal of the project is to identify the molecular and circuit based mechanisms that govern the induction and consolidation of a canonical form of cortical plasticity in vivo. Two related projects are available. The first is a systems-level exploration of neuronal ensemble activity in the waking and sleeping brain that contributes to plasticity in vivo. The second is a molecular based investigation of complementary kinase and mRNA translation regulation pathways triggered by neuronal activity and necessary for plasticity.
The successful candidate will benefit from the superb collaborative environment at the University of Pennsylvania, and take full advantage of the multiple CORE research facilities. He or she will also participate fully in the preparation of publications and grants and be expected to take an active role in shaping their research plan.
Requirements: PhD in Cell or Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, or comparably related fields
Preference will be given to applicants with proven experience in models of synaptic plasticity in vivo, neuronal ensemble recording in freely-behaving animals, intracellular recordings in vivo, molecular techniques including in situ immunofluorescence, Western blots (including immunoprecipitation techniques), or other evidence of strong molecular biology skills as applied to models in vivo. Additional preference will be given to applicants with good communication skills and documented success in research. Position is restricted to US citizens or permanent residents.
Salary follows NIH guidelines.
Send vitae, cover letter and two letters of reference to Marcos G. Frank at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6d%67%66%40%6d%61%69%6c%2e%6d%65%64%2e%75%70%65%6e%6e%2e%65%64%75%22%3e%6d%67%66%40%6d%61%69%6c%2e%6d%65%64%2e%75%70%65%6e%6e%2e%65%64%75%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))
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