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Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience

The Laboratory of Molecular Biology at The Rockefeller University is currently inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position. We are seeking highly qualified and motivated candidates with electrophysiological expertise to investigate synaptic transmission in brain circuits controlling nicotine and opioid addiction.

Research in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology aims to identify the genes, circuits, cells, macromolecular assemblies, and individual molecules that contribute to the function of the mammalian brain and to its dysfunction in disease

We have an open position for a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the role of the habenular circuit in the regulation of motivated behavior and addiction. We use a number of advanced circuit approaches to understand the role of neurons in the control of specific behaviors, including genetically modified mice for in vivo optogenetics, in vivo electrophysiology (optrodes), and behavioral paradigms (freely moving and head-fixed). We also use methods to map the identity and connectivity of neurons in these circuits based on TRAP RNA-seq and monosynaptic rabies tracing.

Education and/or Experience

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. neuroscience, biochemistry, cell biology, etc.) and previous research experience in r synaptic physiology. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the following documents to Dr. Ines Ibanez-Tallon by

  • Curriculum vitae including publications
  • Names and complete contact information for three references
  • Research statement summarizing previous experience and interest in our group