Post-Doc Research Associate

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Position TitlePost-Doc Research AssociateVacancy IDPDS002476DepartmentPsychiatry - Research - 412250Position TypePostdoctoral Scholar Posting Details

Salary RangeFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTEProposed Start DateEstimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date07/24/2019Posting Close Date08/22/2019Open Until FilledNoWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

The successful candidate will perform and lead experiments to dissect the neuronal circuits that drive hyperarousal states in mice by monitoring neuronal activity with single-cell precision. To accomplish this goal, they will employ state-of-the-art in vivo calcium imaging techniques in both head-fixed (two-photon microscopy) and freely-moving (miniscopes) mice to record and track the activity of hundreds of individual neurons with both genetic and projection specificity. Complementary to these imaging approaches they will also employ in vivo optogenetic approaches to directly manipulate the activity of neurons. These approaches will allow the candidate to record and manipulate the activity of individual neurons while simultaneously assessing arousal and behavioral responses.

Educational Requirements

PhD in neuroscience or related discipline by the proposed start date.

Qualifications and Experience

Neuroscience and/or related experience. Experience with small animal surgeries, behavioral assays and computational analysis in either Python or MatLab preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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    Posted: 7/25/2019
    Application Due: 8/22/2019
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