Postdoc Research Associate_Song Lab

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Position TitlePostdoc Research Associate_Song LabVacancy IDPDS002628DepartmentPharmacology - 424001Position TypePostdoctoral ScholarSalary RangeFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Proposed Start DateEstimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date01/07/2020Posting Close Date01/06/2021Open Until FilledYesWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

A position is available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (RA) in the laboratory of Dr. Juan Song in the Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine. The overall goal of Song lab is to identify neuronal circuitry and signaling mechanisms that regulate distinct stages of adult hippocampal neurogenesis and investigate how circuit- and behavior-level information-processing properties are remodeled by the integration of new neurons into the existing circuits.
The work involves the application of multifaceted approaches to investigate neural circuitry and molecular mechanisms regulating adult hippocampal neurogenesis and hippocampal functions, including circuit-based retrograde and anterograde tracing, patch-clamp electrophysiology, calcium imaging, in vivo and in vitro optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulations, lineage tracing of adult neural stem cells, and high-resolution confocal microscopy.
The successful candidate should be highly motivated and will be expected to exhibit a strong work ethic, individual initiative, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team on research projects.

Educational Requirements

A Ph.D. and/or M.D. in biomedical or related sciences is required.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates are expected to have strong problem solving, oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues in a laboratory setting, as well as independently. Training in neuroscience, molecular biology, and stem cell biology is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in circuit-based neurocircuit manipulation, such as optogenetics/chemogenetics, rabies-based retrograde tracing, and electrophysiology/calcium imaging.

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: 9/9/2020
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