Research Associate-Fixed Term

Location
East Lansing MI, MI
Posted
Jan 24, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

A Research Associate (Postdoctoral Research) position is available in the Crandall Laboratory (http://srcrandall.wixsite.com/research) at Michigan State University. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to combine electrophysiological and optogenetics methods to investigate the organization as well as the function of neural circuits in the mammalian forebrain. Our lab applies these approaches in both acute brain slices and awake, behaving animals. We are particularly interested in understanding the dynamic nature and mechanisms underlying layer six corticothalamic circuit activity. Recent publications include Cell Reports 2017, 21:3065; Neuron 2015, 86:768; Neuron 2013, 78:895; J. Neuroscience 2010, 30:15419. 

The Crandall Lab is in the Department of Physiology at Michigan State University (https://physiology.natsci.msu.edu/), located in East Lansing, Michigan. Our group is also part of the Neuroscience Program (https://neuroscience.natsci.msu.edu/), which is a multidisciplinary program consisting of approximately 60 faculty who seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system. 

Applicants should apply online at http://careers.msu.edu/.

The successful candidate(s) will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field, and should have experience with electrophysiology. However, all enthusiastic, curious and ambitious candidates with a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current C.V., contact information for three references, a brief description of past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Neuroscience or Related Field

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate(s) will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field. 

Desired Qualifications

Applicants should have experience with electrophysiology. However, all enthusiastic, curious and ambitious candidates with a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.

Required Application Materials

Current C.V., contact information for three references, and a brief description of past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Summary of Health Risks

Will work with animals and biohazardous materials.

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