Postdoctoral Fellowship- Calcium Imaging in a Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy – University of Utah
An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is immediately available in the groups of Professors John A. White, Bioengineering, and Karen Wilcox, Pharmacology and Toxicology, at the University of Utah, to work on the project, Calcium Signaling in a Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (1R01NS078331). The overall goal of the project is to apply cutting-edge imaging technologies coupled with genetically encoded calcium indicators to study networks of neurons and astrocytes in an animal model of temporal lobe epilepsy. The qualified postdoctoral trainee will employ targeted path scanning 2-photon microscopy to evaluate rapid Ca2+ transients in large networks of astrocytes and neurons in brains (slices and in vivo) following seizures. Successful completion of this project may reveal novel molecular targets for innovative therapeutic approaches to treat and prevent temporal lobe epilepsy.
Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in either bioengineering, physics, neuroscience or a related field, and experience in calcium imaging, and/or 2-photon microscopy and/or computational modeling. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and enjoy working within an interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists. The scientific environment at the University of Utah is very collegial, and participation in forums like the Neural Engineering Research Group, http://brain.utah.edu/communities/nerg/index.php, the Optogenetics Community, http://brain.utah.edu/communities/optogenetics/index.php, and Epilepsy journal club will broaden the successful candidate’s training. Salt Lake City, Utah, offers an excellent quality of life. From the city to the mountains to the high desert playgrounds, newcomers to Salt Lake City will find abundant cultural and recreational opportunities.
Please submit a brief statement describing prior research experience and career goals, a CV, and the contact information of three references to Amy Davis at email@example.com. Applicants from underrepresented groups in engineering are encouraged to apply. Underrepresented groups include the following: women, persons with disabilities, and ethnic/racial groups which are in the minority in engineering such as African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information regarding this position, please contact:
John A. White
Director, Brain Institute
University of Utah
Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
University of Utah
Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building, Rm 3209
36 South Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5001
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