Postdoc Position at Howard University College of Medicine

Location: Washington DC, USA

The Lab

The N’Gouemo lab in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington DC, is seeking applicants for NIH funded postdoctoral position in the neurobiology of alcohol withdrawal seizures. The N’Gouemo lab research interests are to decipher the role of voltage-gated calcium channels and calcium signaling in the mechanisms underlying neuronal hyperexcitability that leads to inherited epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal seizures, and prenatal alcohol exposure-related seizures. We use an integrated approach that combines patch-clamp electrophysiology (brain slices, single neuron), behavior, pharmacology, stereotaxic surgery, protein biochemistry, RNA interference, and qPCR analysis.

The Position

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our lab for three years (with possibility of extension) and investigate the role of the sodium-calcium exchanger in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of alcohol withdrawal seizures in rodents. The PI is committed to the training and career development of the postdoctoral researcher.

The Candidate

Applicants must have a PhD in neuroscience or related field and experience track record using patch-clamp electrophysiological techniques (brain slice, single neuron). Ability to work independently and commitment to work with a team from a diverse background is expected along with excellence in written and oral communication skills.

How to Apply

To apply, send a curriculum vitae and a brief letter describing qualification for the position, research interest and career goals, and contact info for three refences as a single PDF to Dr. Prosper N’Gouemo at [email protected].

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