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Postdoctoral Scholar

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU03434
Department Name 7H750:PHYSIOLOGY
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

MD or PhD

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Ability to stand for long periods of time for laboratory experiments. Ability to sit for long periods of time at a desk with computer duties like data analyses and writing.


M-F, 8a-5p, some evening and weekends may be required

Job Summary

Postdoctoral positions (1-2) are available for a motivated, ambitious, and talented scientist interested in learning and studying cellular neurophysiology, synaptic function, and synaptic plasticity of: 1) brainstem circuits in the context of feeding and metabolic regulation; or 2) hippocampal circuits after brain injury. Learn/contribute to studies in rodents using multidisciplinary approaches, including in vitro electrophysiology, optogenetic/chemogenetic brain circuit modulation, molecular biology, immunochemistry, cell biology, and behavioral analyses.
Preference will be given to applicants who recently received their PhD degree or graduated within 3 years and/or have demonstrable experience with patch-clamp recordings in brain slices. Must enjoy working in a friendly and cooperative lab environment and appreciate collaborative and supportive scientific interactions. Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Experience in rodent models of patch-clamp recordings in brain slices.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

PhD in a science related field.

Deadline to Apply 11/30/2017
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Academic Transcript